Sometimes I’d wonder if other companies used New Zealand too. (I’m pretty sure Facebook did.)
I like to think that maybe every company does - that the whole country’s internet is just lashed together, half-tested features and barely-complete 20% projects. That it’s awesome and terrible and broken and beautiful. Someplace digital that’s a little more wild and uncharted. Not in the way that, say, 4chan is. More like Narnia, perhaps, or like Dr. Frankenstein’s lab.
Autonomy is a highly underrated notion. It’s what you call freedom, or independence, once you become an adult. It comes with the peaceful acceptance of boundaries, yours and those of others. It does not mean always doing what you like whenever the hell you want to.
Every where you go there are huge numbers of them. And most of them aren’t paying attention. So they walk into you. Literally. I’m not kidding. Every day someone walks into me. Even though I’m working my ass off to avoid them, sooner or later someone finds a way around my defenses, and wham — football size hit.