The Internet works only because of the implicit agreement among thousands of network engineers that we're not going to actively sabotage it.
Fun fact: If you took all the cables out of a @digitalocean data center and laid them end-to-end, it would cause a major outage.
Google's doing public NTP now. Very nice. cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2016/11/making…
Did you know? Clouds are formed from the evaporated tears of many thousands of network and systems admins