Thursday, May 29, 2008

Whos Smarter: Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg? - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

Interesting case study in just-in-time collaboration, despite the goofy headline

When it came time for the end-of-term study period, he [Zuckerberg] was too busy building the prototype of Facebook to bother to do the reading. So in an inspired last-minute save, he built a Web site with all of the important paintings and room for annotation. He then sent an e-mail to the students taking the class offering it up as a community resource.

In a half an hour, the perfect study guide had self-assembled on the Web. Mr. Zuckerberg noted that he passed the course, but he couldn’t remember the grade he received.

Whos Smarter: Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg? - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

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