The thing about Internet conferences—of which I have been to many, hundreds perhaps, most recently last week’s eG8 conference in Paris—is that most people there feel bad about themselves, that a club exists to which they can never quite get into, that they are not quite math-y enough, or virtual enough, or social enough, or, ultimately, rich enough. The Internet, rather than being a leveled experience, is an intensely hierarchical one. All Internet conferences are about sizing up who has the most power.