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Re: The social network MOVIE!

by davido (Archbishop)
on Mar 08, 2013 at 15:10 UTC ( #1022444=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to The social network MOVIE!

The Star Trek character Data supposedly seeks an elusive emotion chip. Just because there is mention of an emotion chip in a few Star Trek episodes doesn't mean that the Star Trek props department actually developed one.

Just because Social Network mentions Perl scripts doesn't mean that the Social Network's producers actually hired Perl developers to write any. The movie Social Network is a fictionalized account of a real individual, and a real company. It's probable that the actual Zuckerberg used some Perl here and there, but unlikely that the real-life story line injected Perl scripts at the same point in history and for the same purposes as the fictionalized mentions and fictionalized uses of Perl.

It doesn't make sense to speculate as to the actual purpose and nature of Perl scripts that are fictional.


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Re^2: The social network MOVIE!
by Monk_perl on Mar 08, 2013 at 15:53 UTC

    Thanks for explanation!

      I'm glad that we could be of help in dispelling the misunderstanding that the silver screen is used to depict reality.


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