Win the Internet and Lose Your Soul

Review of The Social Network, Directed by David FincherJeff Hammerbacher, one of Facebook’s earliest employees, once infamously claimed that "The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads." That nicely captures the intellectual conceit and littleness of Silicon Valley’s culture. It did not seem to occur to Hammerbacher that minds spent thinking about clicking ads may not be as fine as he thought. Hammerbacher at least had the good sense to add, "That suc … [Read more...]