Facebook/Microsoft and “Truth Happens”

Apparently Steve Ballmer of Microsoft thinks that Facebook is a fad. And he’s not alone in this thinking.

While there’s certainly a lot about Facebook that is inherently faddy, the driving force behind Facebook (relationships…aka the social graph) is about as un-faddy as you can get.

Love Marc Andreesen’s thoughts on Ballmer’s view.

“I think these things [talking motion pictures] are going to have some legs, and yet there’s a faddishness, a faddish nature about anything that basically appeals to younger people.”

“I think these things [televisions] are going to have some legs, and yet there’s a faddishness, a faddish nature about anything that basically appeals to younger people.”

Reminds me of this great Red Hat video – indeed, Truth does Happen.

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