Does it ever rain on the internet?

Trying to map natural phenomena to the digital…


Does it ever rain online? Y’know, not so much like “water” or “precipitation” but the phenomenon of “moisture” condensing, rising up into the atmosphere, and then returning to the surface to distribute nutrients, replenish the environment, to wash away the residue of life unfolding.


What I’m also wondering about are those bottom-dwellers… like the sucker fish at the bottom of fish tanks in Chinese restaurants… do they exist online? …as part of the positive ecosystem — not like viruses or pests like spammers, but creatures that perform maintenance on the conditions of the environment.

And the two classes are: natural occurring phenomena and voluntary maintenance actors.

So I’m just wondering about this.. that’s all.

Author: Chris Messina

Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic. Ever-curious product designer and technologist. Hashtag inventor. Previously: (YC W18), Uber, Google.

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