But when you look at other tech CEOs, Zuckerberg's behavior is really not all that far from the norm. For example, Steve Ballmer has also been known to stun, kill, and slaughter his own animals -- usually Microsoft marketing managers who have fallen into disfavor. (Not to worry, Microsoft donates the meat to local charities. I understand it tastes just like weasel.)
Yahoo's Carol Bartz doesn't kill her own food directly, but she regularly visits stockyards and screams obscenities at the cows until they die from embarrassment. It's more humane that way.
Steve Jobs has been known to personally guide every macrobiotic linseed muffin toward a state of Zen tranquility before consuming it.
Arianna Huffington doesn't prepare or even pay for her own food; she just takes food other people have made and reheats it.
Taken in that context, Zuckerberg's return to his primordial self is not that weird. We'd all be a lot healthier if we got closer to the sources of our food. Let's just hope cannibalism isn't on the young billionaire's menu -- though that would certainly be one way to winnow his friends list.
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This article, "Mark Zuckerberg meets the Flintstones," was originally published at InfoWorld.com. Follow the crazy twists and turns of the tech industry with Robert X. Cringeley's Notes from the Field blog, and subscribe to Cringely's Notes from the Underground newsletter.