When I was an undergrad, I remember reading about the initial release of Google App Engine. It was on some tech news site probably Slashdot, but it might have been HN. My reaction to the article was "Holy shit, that's awesome!" As a broke college student, the idea of executing my code on Google's scalable platform using the free tier sounded incredible. Even back then Google had super secret server farms.
Fast forward several years.
A few days ago, I celebrated my one year anniversary at Google. One of my coworkers asked me to deploy a new version of the App Engine Administration Console to production. My response: "no problem." Just another day at the chocolate factory.