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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work