The master hack of mr. Zuckerberg

Eben Moglen mentioned not too long ago Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg saying:

Mr. Zuckerberg has […] done more harm to the human race than anybody else his age

I wonder if he foresaw also that this golden boy would also try to hack the US financial system and get funds from Wall Street without actually going to Wall Street. And meanwhile he may be creating a new bubble, with the help of Goldman Sachs, supported by US tax money, according to Simon Johnson, former chief economist of the IMF.

I have the feeling that if the SEC lets it go, this financial hack may be remembered as Zuckerberg’s master hack.

Openness is a value

Doc Searls asks on LJ:

What if Yahoo’s main value isn’t its search engine or its advertising business, but the openness that makes it more Net-native and hacker-friendly than Microsoft?

Right… what if? I don’t think that today’s Microsoft understand the value of openness. But (possible) new Microsoft starting in June probably will. We’ll have to wait until then, but I’m not holding my breath. I just hoped I bought Yahoo shares a week ago 🙁

It’s worth reading the whole article Yahoo’s Openness Asset | Linux Journal