When tech titans meet, sparks fly! Sparks from a blazing bonfire of social missteps. This weekend, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone told NPR the excruciating tale of the time he met Mark Zuckerberg.
According to Stone, "I had a meeting once with Zuckerberg, and every joke I said landed like a dead fish on the ground." But were they good jokes? Something tells us they were not very good jokes. (Vegans are not exactly known for their senses of humor.)
Then this bit, with Stone, Zuckerberg and Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, reads like a scene deleted from The Social Network:
Evan and I walked into the room. He walked in first, sat in a chair. There was a loveseat left. It was a small room. I walked in next, sat on one side of the loveseat. Ev walked in third and Ev said, oh, do you want me to close the door or leave it open? And Zuckerberg said, "yes."
So Ev said, oh, well I guess I'll just close it this much.
But then Zuck terns the tables when he refuses to skip the line at the cafeteria with Biz and and Ev because it's not the Facebook Way. New York says, "Suddenly, the story is one about a jerk mocking a nerd." Eh, we'd say it's one jerk mocking another jerk.
[via TheNextWeb, image via Getty]