I thought this was a joke, but apparently it’s for real: Aaron Sorkin is writing a movie about the birth of Facebook.
From a leaked copy of the script, a gripping scene where Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg unleashes his fury on Friendster founder Jonathan Abrams:
Son, we live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be written on by drunk frat boys. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Lieutenant Abrams? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Friendster and curse Facebook; you have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Friendster’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives and that Facebook’s existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties you want me writing on that wall, you need me posting photos on that wall.
I dunno about you, but I’m buying my tickets right now.