The Social Network


We saw The Social Network this afternoon.
First, $7 for a matinee? So that means $8.50 for an evening movie? Wow, no wonder Netflix is so popular. We go to movies this time of year because we aren’t football or golf on tv fans… and it was too cool to sit outside and watch the world go by.

I really liked The Social Network story. From what I have read, it’s pretty close to accurate. I don’t know that anybody knows Mark Zuckerberg’s personality type, but it’s easy believe that he would act in real life as portrayed in the movie.

The fact that Micheal Cera looks like Zuckerberg was a bonus. I like Justin Timberlake as an actor.

A couple things amazed me.

First: that there are parties as out of control as shown… probably right here in Smallburg! (But that’s a whole ‘nother rant.)

Second was the realization that there are people in the world that can write computer code as fast as the movie showed.

Not just a few people, but millions of people write computer code faster than I can type! And one misplaced “>” or “!” means the thousands of lines of code will just render a blank screen.

I know some coders visit here… so some elementary questions:

  • is there spell check for coding? like a “forgot closing tag” hint for example?
  • can sections of code be tested to see if it functions as it should?
  • what is the hot language?

On a scale of 1 – 10 how stupid are those questions?

If you are a Facebook user and interested in how one guy changed the way the world interacts, I think The Social Network would interest you.

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