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I Don’t Know What to Write About

I haven’t blogged in about two weeks but I felt the need to write something so here goes.  The movie “the social network” premieres on Friday and while a rarely look at movies in the fall this film (and the new Wall Street movie) have peeked my interest. Why?  Because they attempt to chronicle and cast sanctimonious conclusions on businesses and the megalomaniacs that run them. Everyone (especially now) hates Wall Street and I by no means forgive them for what they did, but at the same time one can’t help but marvel at how so much money and power is wielded by so few.  Greed is good and the stories that greed can produce always intrigue me. I’m going to catch up on the classic on Netflix then take a walk down to the local movies house and check it out.

Then there is Mark Zuckerberg. I love stories about the beginnings of something big like companies, wars and crisis. Robert X. Cringely’s series Triumph of the Nerds is a documentary I look at every couple months (when I am drunk) when I want to see when luck, timing, drive and ruthless all come together to create empires, which are usually accidental. So yet another Harvard drop out (who by all intents and purposes is a duce) is going to fundamentally change the technology landscape if not the world.  How ironic.  Despite that fact that the movie will be very sexed up, if I have a couple hours this weekend I’ll check it out.

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