Just got back from the movie, Social Network, This movie is about the developers of Facebook, and how it got started and the people that got stepped on along the way. It takes place at Harvard and Palo Alto. You witness a concept grow from an idea worth zero to 50 billion dollars.
What struck both Mr. Radish and I were the youth, drugs, sex, alcohol and sex on the campuses. Facebook was founded on the premise that students could look for all of the above on Facebook. People could look at your face, your relationship status and your interests, and determine if they wanted to date you.
While everyone drank when I was in college, and I had my share of totally drunkenness, drugs were not a problem. In fact, I hardly knew they existed. Sex was a private matter, generally taking place in cars. There were the exception of the “loose” girls who went up to the top floors of the fraternity house. There was not a plethora of them. Guys at least had to stand in line. Only some guys had their very own sex machines.
I did like the movie and do recommend it. The cast is great. Mr Radish has had a lot of fun reading about all the lawsuits etc on the Internet. But the two things, I started think about when I got home. One, my grandaughter will start college next year. This movie is not kind to Stanford and Harvard. I want my grand daughter to go to this movie with her mother and her father. The second thing is that I realize why when I need technical help from a dot.com company, they do not take phone calls. This is because they are drunk, drugged or having sex. This also is why they do not read beyond the first paragraph when you ask for help.