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PofE 044: Mark Zuckerberg Ready, Fire, Aim - Welcome to Facebook

Like-Message-On-Keyboard-ButtonBackground and Challenges

• Mark Zuckerberg developed a messaging program in Atari BASIC at the age of 12
for his father, Edward Zuckerberg, to use in his dental practice and for his family
to communicate at home.

• In addition to working with a private computer tutor hired by his parents,
Mark took graduate computer courses at nearby Mercy College.

• While attending Phillips Exeter Academy, he created a music player that adapted
to a music listener’s individual tastes that he called Synapse with a friend
Adam D’Angelo.

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