Neato Torpedo wrote:The Artful Dodger wrote:I haven't read The Accidental Billionaires, the book from which The Social Network is based on, but from what I gather, the book itself is a dramatized and somewhat fabricated account of the Facebook story. A friend of mine met Mark Zuckerberg once and he said Zuckerberg was pretty much your typical computer science major. Quiet, somewhat shy, smart, head in the clouds type of person.
I've yet to see The Social Network and will probably see it some time this week.
Yeah, I saw the trailer during Inception and said to my friends "the part where the Facebook founder bangs supermodels and goes to work in his pajamas is probably not true".
I read the reviews and it seems like the reviews depict a portrayal of Zuckerberg as like the real-life manifestation of Artie Ziff. Sounds really over the top.
Speaking of films about startups, check out E-Dreams. It's a documentary about Kozmo, a dot-com that eventually folded like many dot-coms a decade or so ago. It's crazy to think investors were silly to throw money at half-baked ideas (in hindsight), but that's the era for you. The CEO is a bit of a character too and it's somewhat satisfying to see him and his company inevitably crash and burn. Worth a look.