Nine years ago, Twitter got its conceptual start in the world of vehicle dispatch -- all those cars, bikes, firetrucks, ambulances, taxis, and police cars zooming around town, talking to each other, and letting each other know what they're up to. Twitter creator Jack Dorsey details this genesis in a recent LA Times interview:
"Twitter…started with a fascination with cities and how they work, and what's going on in them right now. That led me to the only thing that was tractable in discovering that, which was bicycle messengers and truck couriers roaming about, delivering packages.
"That allowed me to create this visualization -- to create software that allowed me to see how this was all moving in a city… But it's missing the public. It's missing normal people. And that’s where Twitter came in."
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