Man, it's been a while since somebody threw the coffee/software analogy at me. On the day that a software engineer has to hand craft every single version of an application they sell, then and only then is that a good comparison. I suspect that on that day, Satan will be going to work with snow chains on his car. ;-)
I'm with you on the whole Twitter situation, though - who wouldn't want to get out with the way they're battening down the hatches.