I love the Internet. I mean I really love this place. I love it because deep down it is just an interconnected network of computers. There is no single application that drives this place. There is no platform or architecture that is required. Ultimately, you can make this what you want. I keep coming back to John Gage, a researcher with Sun Microsystems in the 80s and 90s who coined the phrase, “The Network is the Computer”. It’s a quote that feels almost quaint now, but it still echoes a fundamental truth about the Internet. This whole network we’re in is just a computer of sorts. It is a computer made up of other computers all connected and communicating. Twitter is just one of a billion applications running on this computer. It uses a bit more resources and draws a bit more energy, but it is just an application. You can turn it off and there are a thousand other places to go.