Chess is fascinating. I always tell people it reminds me of real life in the way of developing a strategy, reading your competition and thinking several steps ahead of them, and of course battling it out for that final checkmate. Chess is believed to have originated around 600 AD in what is now Afghanistan or India and indeed was much based on warfare where what we today call the pawn, knight, bishop, and rook represented the four divisions of the military: infantry, cavalry, elephantry, and chariotry. (more…)
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How accurate is the movie about the creation of Facebook? – some parts are questionable of course; it is a movie after all. “The movie got a lot of stuff wrong and random details right,” according to the founder Mark Zuckerberg. In a sense, no one will ever know exactly how it played out except the people involved. Isn’t that how it always goes? With that said, and coming from a person that barely watches TV or movies, it was interesting to catch a glimpse of how things may have played out. It was funny at the least. Movies about start-ups….gotta love em’. Not comparable to Pirates of Silicon Valley – still my favorite.