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Zuckerberg: I Still Code, but Just for Fun

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says software coding is now a hobby rather than a part of his work life.

“I code for fun on the side,” he said.

Zuckerberg noted that Facebook has a rule that everyone is responsible for updating his or her own code. So, rather than get pulled out of management meetings or force others to update his work, he doesn’t really contribute to the main Web site of the social network.

“I don’t check in code to the main branch anymore,” he said, during a speech at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference.

So, does Mark Zuckerberg’s code break?

“Yes, everything I do breaks,” he said. “But we fix it quickly.”


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik