Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Zuckerberg On Reward And Interest

He discusses The Social Network here. Precisely what he says is that Hollywood "can't wrap their head around the idea that someone might build something because they like building things." And... trigger the applause lights.

The reality is somewhere in the middle. To intimate that making facebook was totally intrinsic, which he in fact intimates, is going too far--social esteem from the Peter Thiels and Sean Parkers of the world had to be a motivating factor. But murky middle grounds are much harder to convey in a movie or sound bite. Harder to convey in a blog post, too.