And you know why…

Twitter makes itself such an easy target if you have seen this post by Alex Payne, API Lead at Twitter:

The Internet is built wrong.

We now know, for example, that IPv4 won’t scale to the projected size of the future Internet. We know too that near-universal deployment of technologies with inadequate security and trust models, like SMTP, can mean millions if not billions lost to electronic crime, defensive measures, and reduced productivity.

Did he know this before they designed the architecture of Twitter? For me it is partly explaining why we have seen the Fail whale way too many times. Because observing one problem and not taking the learning from it to avoid it in your own projects makes you part of the problem, not of the solution.

Says one anonymous reader at Slashdot:

Payne doesn’t mention, however, that his own system, Twitter, was built wrong and is consistently down.