Monday, February 26, 2007

That Great Coming Up Meeting

There were too many systems. We only needed one, but nobody was in a position. They couldn't work it out. Governments got involved. Nobody realized there was a trick to it, except this networking girl. She wrote a crawler that ran down every name that everybody had ever used in every system, from phone to phone to phone, and every name that everybody ever met and where and when and who. And what they had and what they gave away.

She cornered history. Everything connected up in just the right ways, so it all began to work the way it's supposed to work. And it all fed out of her hand.

For the first few days, people went around saying, Is that you? Is that you? Then they settled down to work.

She held it close for a while longer and then turned it loose, letting it float away on its own. And that became netside, as we know it today.