Iki Maska (iki_maska) wrote,
Iki Maska
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The Social Network

So we went and saw The Social Network last night.

- If it's a reasonably faithful portrayal of Mark, my concerns about FB's ethics are well founded. After all this recent posturing about openness, it's a clear that people value inclusion more than they value freedom. My only relief is that Murdoch ignorance killed MySpace and our evil overlord isn't a guy called Rupert. Mark is not evil, but amoral and I'm not sure what's worse.

- It was nice to see some Old Skool LJ happening.

- It was nice to have real hacking properly portrayed. Especially since I'd spent the morning doing exactly similar stuff at work to harvest and fix things in loosely structured collections. (big buzz was having a colleague wanting to just sit over my shoulder and watch me write code)

- Music by Trent Reznor

This is also as good an opportunity to respond to posts about blogging preferences. I'm not moving the DW as no matter how enlightened the incumbent landlords are, there's minimal difference in capability and surety when taking a longer term perspective. I am loath to give FB more oxygen than I must and FB supports brief chat, not sustained thought (so they are very different things). That and FB reminds me about The Onion article where Google's new privacy policy lets users move to an isolated Mongolian village.

P.S. FB's new messaging has been dismissed as "FB Wave". This i accurate but wrong. Google Wave could have been awesome but it was plumbing not connected to anything useful. We may yet see the Internet reduced to a Walled Garden.
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