This just in: Mark Zuckerberg has gone caveman.
That kind of headline might look perfectly normal at the Onion, Funny or Die, or even eSarcasm. But it, or something much like it, is actually from the CNN Money site, atop a blog post written by Fortune Mag's Patricia Sellers. I quote:
When he's not too busy connecting people across the universe, Mark Zuckerberg is pursuing a new "personal challenge," as he calls it. "The only meat I'm eating is from animals I've killed myself," says the Facebook founder and CEO.
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Unless Patty overslept and missed April Fools by 56 days, she's serious. And so apparently is Zuckerberg. He wrote to her to explain:
Every year in recent memory, I've taken on a personal challenge -- something to learn about the world, expand my interests and teach myself greater discipline.…..This year, my personal challenge is around being thankful for the food I have to eat. I think many people forget that a living being has to die for you to eat meat, so my goal revolves around not letting myself forget that and being thankful for what I have. This year I've basically become a vegetarian since the only meat I'm eating is from animals I've killed myself. So far, this has been a good experience. I'm eating a lot healthier foods and I've learned a lot about sustainable farming and raising of animals.
In 2009 Zuckerberg wore a tie to work every day (presumably one that matched his hoodie). Last year he vowed to master Mandarin. This year he's channeling Ted Nugent.
So far, he says, he's killed a lobster, a chicken, a goat, and a pig, and he's planning to go hunting.
Next year? I'm predicting a sex change operation. (Maria Zuckerberg, you look so fashionable in that pink hoodie, girlfriend.)