The year is 2004. A tall man in an expensive suit and a young Harvard dropout sit across from one another in an enormous Manhattan corner office.
Venture Capitalist: Okay, so what is “The Wall,” and what does it add to Facebook?
Mark Zuckerberg: Well, you see… The Wall is a public or private social forum where users can communicate with each other—
Venture Capitalist: Communicate about what?
Mark Zuckerberg: I don’t know… pie?
Venture Capitalist: Pie?
Mark Zuckerberg: Yea, pie. And whether they like KFC… or think it better than Burger King. And what they ate for dinner that night.
Venture Capitalist: Uh, Facebook sounds really fascinating, but it’s just not what we’re looking for right now. Exit is on your left.
Mark Zuckerberg: Damn.