There Are Knots on Mars
When NASA builds something like Curiosity, the Mars rover, nothing is left to chance. The newest technologies, the most advanced materials, the smartest and brightest experts all come together to produce a tecnological marvel. But look closely at the wiring. Yep, that's lacing tape managing and organizing those extraordinarily complex and intricate harnesses. Sure, it's lacing tape woven from advanced materials, but the fact remains that it's still lacing tape.
Using braided cord for bundling wires is really old school technology, basically just string and knots, but it's still the solution of choice when the engineering goal is a long lasting and weather, UV, and radiation resistant method of bundling and harnessing wires and cables.