I don't need to justify this online-SF choice, not to Dobbs. It's Cory Doctorow's apocalyptic When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth. To quote Doctorow's blog announcement of the story:
I was a sysadmin at an earlier stage in my career and I have infinite respect for the field: sysadmins are the secret masters of the universe, and they keep your life running.But I would like to know one thing. Does the real Google have a Queen Kong?