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Fast Company Interview Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg

by David Brooks | 23.09.2009
facebook logoMark Zuckerberg, the founder and coder of Facebook has been interviewed by Fast Company Blog. In the interview he speaks about the value of viral loops. See below for a small quote from the interview:

Penenberg: How did you get into coding? What was your experience with it from a young age?

Zuckerberg: Well I got my first computer in the 6th grade or so. As soon as I got it, I was interested in finding out how it worked and how the programs worked and then figuring out how to write programs at just deeper and deeper levels within the system.

Penenberg: Did you take things apart and put them back?

Zuckerberg: I did that more with software than with hardware. You hear these stories about people who take apart their radio and put it back. Or just learn a lot from taking it apart. But I wasn’t as into that stuff as I was just into how computer programs work..

Penenberg: Did you teach yourself coding or what?

Zuckerberg: Yea, I mean I bought a book. Kinda messed around myself. Asked a lot of people questions….”

Read the rest of the interview here.