Critical Section

the social network

Friday,  02/04/11  10:35 PM

Watched The Social Network.  Wow, what a GREAT movie.  Possibly the first time coding and the startup experience has ever been represented accurately in a movie.  I feel inspired!

BTW I guess we all know elements of the movie are wrong - it is truly a story, it isn't entirely true - but elements of the movie are SO right too; the single-minded concentration and frenzy of coding something cool, the excitement and risks of business, the emotional swings back and forth as your fledgling idea gets kicked out of the nest and has to fly.  Great stuff.

About Me

Greatest Hits
Correlation vs. Causality
The Tyranny of Email
Unnatural Selection
Aperio's Mission = Automating Pathology
On Blame
Try, or Try Not
Books and Wine
Emergent Properties
God and Beauty
Moving Mount Fuji The Nest Rock 'n Roll
IQ and Populations
Are You a Bright?
Adding Value
The Joy of Craftsmanship
The Emperor's New Code
Toy Story
The Return of the King
Religion vs IQ
In the Wet
the big day
solving bongard problems
visiting Titan
unintelligent design
the nuclear option
estimating in meatspace
second gear
On the Persistence of Bad Design...
Texas chili cookoff
almost famous design and stochastic debugging
may I take your order?
universal healthcare
triple double
New Yorker covers
Death Rider! (da da dum)
how did I get here (Mt.Whitney)?
the Law of Significance
Holiday Inn
Daniel Jacoby's photographs
the first bird
Gödel Escher Bach: Birthday Cantatatata
Father's Day (in pictures)
your cat for my car
Jobsnotes of note
world population map
no joy in Baker
vote smart
exact nonsense
introducing eyesFinder
to space
where are the desktop apps?