Trent Reznor Sounds Off on Mark Zuckerberg and Other Functional Tools

No one ever accused Trent Reznor of being anything less than tech-savvy, and his recent scoring of The Social Network is a shining contribution to the social networking sphere at large. I’m not sure if that sentence makes total sense, but I’m listening to said score as I type this, and it’s a hell of a sexy beast.

Anyhow, Reznor recently rapped with Drowned in Sound about the film, his score, and Facebook in general, and had some (un)surprisingly snarky things to say about Zuck and his claim to fame.

“Facebook is a good idea, I guess. Certainly, I don’t really use it that much, but it has got me closer to people that I hadn’t been in contact with that I actually know as real human beings, so that’s good.”

But that doesn’t mean he has to like it. “As far as the concept goes, I don’t think it’s actually executed that well. The layout’s kind of foolish and the processing is terrible, as a tool.”

Honestly, I don’t think anybody can disagree with that. For all the good it’s done, and for all the human interaction it’s revolutionized, Facebook is a design nightmare, and it’s a wonder we all just accept it.

That’s not all Reznor had to say, either, sounding off on Marky Z: “When I see the media heralding Zuckerberg, putting him up on a pedestal of genius and mentioned in the same breath as Steve Jobs, I highly disagree with that. He was in the right place, at the right time, with a functional tool.”

True say, Trent. True say.

And then he scored a film about it.

The interview’s a pretty insightful read, and you can check it out here. Or up there. Maybe you already opened the previous link in another tab, I’m just trying to be convenient. Because I think you’re swell.

By tydunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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