The year is 2015. Much of our correspondence, be it for business or personal reasons, is conducted over the Internet. In fact, you yourself might have learned that you'd been hired for your current gig via email, and perchance made the necessary connections via LinkedIn. You might WFH, and have never met your boss IRL. But we all know that Twitter employees are probably even further along the curve, right? They're so cutting edge! Sadly, yes.

Twitter's founder Jack Dorsey is back as CEO, and his first bold move was laying off 336 employees. Until this morning, Bart Teeuwisse was a programmer at Twitter, and found out he was a victim of the personnel purge when he tried to check his email.