Saw The Social Network tonight, and while I highly recommend it for its brilliance on so many levels, bonus points to Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher, who, in a film populated with socially inept assholes, managed, in one small scene, to make Larry Summers the most unlikeable and obnoxious of them all.
Maybe it’s because all the other assholes in the film were, ultimately, proven correct, and Summers, well, not so much.
[Summers’ cluelessness to the potential value of Facebook is at 1:21 in the above trailer. Sadly absent is his condescension toward the two Harvard students who suggested he might be wrong. And yes, I know that the scene is probably, er, embellished. But, as the Native American saying goes, just because it didn’t happen doesn’t mean it isn’t true.]