Sak and I were recently discussing how upset (read: envious, depressed about our own lives) we were about The Facebook seeking <a href=http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/mar2006/tc20060327_215976.htm”>$2 billion.
The main reason we’re depressed is because, though both Sak and I like the Facebook and are users, we can’t help noticing one thing:
It’s not that complicated to build a website like that.
Now, we know that business opportunities don’t have to be complicated to make money. They just have to be Right, that is in the Right place, with the Right look, taking advantage of the Right fad, etc.
But doesn’t it seem to you that a straightforward PHP/MySQL application just isn’t worth $2 billion? I mean, that’s $2,000 million. That’s $2,000,000,000.
Yet, I can’t say I’m entirely unhappy about it. Mark Zuckerberg, here’s to you, man. You’re my age, and you did exactly what I wish I had done. Built some crappy website, and made out like a bandit with sacks of cash. Kudos. You’re honestly my fucking hero.