Last night, we perched ourselves on the …

Last night, we perched ourselves on the love seat we slide in from the front room to watch movies…We watched the Social Network.  The Facebook story.  The Mark Zuckerberg story.  The billionaire Harvard student.  The film is fascinating.  I cannot claim to be any type of “computer programming prodigy” as Zuckerberg has been labeled.  However, I do understand enough computer programming lingo to be impressed by the creation of Facebook and it’s growing number of hits per day…hour…minute…second   Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in the world due to his creation of this social network.

“The Social Network

A movie based on Zuckerberg and the founding years of Facebook, called The Social Network, was released on October 1, 2010, and stars Jesse Eisenberg as Zuckerberg. After Zuckerberg was told about the film, he responded, “I just wished that nobody made a movie of me while I was still alive.”[46] Also, after the film’s script was leaked on the Internet and it was apparent that the film would not portray Zuckerberg in a wholly positive light, he stated that he wanted to establish himself as a “good guy”.[47]

The Social Network is based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich, which the book’s publicist once described as “big juicy fun” rather than “reportage.”[48] The film’s screenwriter Aaron Sorkin told New York magazine, “I don’t want my fidelity to be to the truth; I want it to be to storytelling,” adding, “What is the big deal about accuracy purely for accuracy’s sake, and can we not have the true be the enemy of the good?”[49]

According to Sorkin’s script, Zuckerberg created Facebook to elevate his stature after not getting into any of the elite final clubs at Harvard. Yet Zuckerberg told The New Yorker he had no interest in joining the final clubs.[2]”  (wikipedia, 2010)

I realize this film is not 100% accurate as the Jesse Eisenberg is not Mark Zuckerberg…and the film is solely to portray the story.  Thus, I may have to give the credit to Aaron Sorkin for his screenwriting.  Zuckerberg’s persona in the film was wildly comical as his witty remarks and intelligence was-not even for a moment, predictable.

“Mark Zuckerberg has led the way for so many young tech entrepreneurs to take the leap of faith, drop out of school and chase their dreams.  While many opinions are mixed on Zuckerberg for his geeky arrogant ways and alleged wrongdoings, one thing is for certain–his idea caught on like wildfire.” (http://under30ceo.com/mark-zuckerberg-prepares-for-facebook-movie-and-ipo/”

à mon avis the film is perfection.  It’s just what the world needs (I’m focusing on the positive here).   THANK YOU, Mark! We need to see that our creativity can reach the same magnitude as Zuckerberg’s.  His advanced computer skills enabled him to create Facebook, yes.  Although, we all have the same creative abilities.  Whether or not they are working for us is where fine-tuning may be lacking.  Do you have a great idea?  I’m reminded of this TED talk:  http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

Let your creative juices flow~~~~~~~

 

this is how I expressed my creativity quite some time ago…not quite computer programming :O

 

 

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One Response to Last night, we perched ourselves on the …

  1. uncle Jeff says:

    One Percent inspiration, ninety nine percent perspiration. It is a huge undertaking to get an idea to market successfully. There are good ideas everywhere that didn’t get noticed by hardly anyone.
    It is totally correct to keep the “creative juices flowing”. …..but keep your day job when it comes to risking all to propagate your idea. For all the risky success stories there are ten times as many that did not succeed. So, move forward smoothly with your idea ……..
    I share two patents, neither made a lot of money, but I do not regret the experience of being creative and bringing valuable ideas to the public…..and I’m still doing that. But if you have a day to day job, it is a good thing. If you are providing a service to the world in some fashion, you are better for the experience.
    Be creative and realistic.
    I have stored some of my most creative ideas for later use and have some beauties if anyone wants to run with them. ………….alright,,,I’ll give you one:

    THE PEOPLE’S LOTTERY This lottery pays One hundred Thousand Dollars to One Thousand people. It simply stacks up to one hundred million (as it often does) and then pays out to a thousand people instead of one person……………what is the purpose? …….to help many and save one from what science tells us are the multitude of losses associated with great wealth. Millionaires have the highest suicide rate, divorce rate, alcoholism, drug addiction, and psychological disorders, so we want to instead, give a thousand people the perfect life changing amount.
    With $100,000 we will not quit our job, but feel more flexible, secure and happy…

    By the way,,,,,that is why we are here….sort of….. it is our Motive for being in this body………
    to seek happiness…………..the simple things will make you happy…………..
    Remember that happiness cannot be bought or sold….that creativity with objectivity will keep you young.

    Keep it all in balance: body mind/emotion soul. ,,,,,,,,,,,blessings,,,,uncle Jeff

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