Kara Swisher

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Apropos of Nothing: "TWITTER" License Plate (Only Seven Characters!)

While working out in my neighborhood in San Francisco, BoomTown spotted this vanity license plate on a Saab 900 SE parked in a driveway.

So I took a picture, of course, with my Apple (AAPL) iPhone for you to enjoy.

I also pinged Twitter execs about whether the car was one of theirs. CEO and co-founder Evan Williams said it was not his but likely some employee’s of the San Francisco-based microblogging start-up.

Talk about taking your work home.

Here are two photos of the California plate (click on images to make then larger):

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Co-founder Biz Stone–probably sensing a possible business plan for Twitter–also snapped a photo of the license in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland and posted it on Flickr in late 2008:

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik