The NISE Net is an Easter Egg Treat?
In April 2005, when we were conceptualizing the NISE Net and writing the first proposal, we made various stabs at trying to draw a diagram that would represent the NISE Net. Here's one that I did. We never used it but it became known as the Easter Egg diagram. So here it is 7 years later and you can see that things are quite different today from what is in this image. Nevertheless, spring is in the air and that is something to celebrate!
(The full network image is below.)