I was once in a telecom co-locate room in the basement of the World Trade Center where it looked even worse than that. They weren't wires. They were fiber-optic lines that each had hundreds of thousands of connections each. You had to be careful where you stepped to avoid crimping someone's fiber. There were dozens of telecom companies that had equipment in that room and it was difficult to figure out which ones were ours, and impossible to know who the rest of them belonged to. All of the yellow tangle of fiber looked like a huge bowl of spaghetti. Just one of the many reasons I am grateful to be retired.