| Peter Klein |
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, reports the NY Times, skipped his college art history class:
When it came time for the end-of-term study period, he was too busy building the prototype of Facebook to bother to do the reading. So in an inspired last-minute save, he built a Web site with all of the important paintings and room for annotation. He then sent an e-mail to the students taking the class offering it up as a community resource.
In a half an hour, the perfect study guide had self-assembled on the Web. Mr. Zuckerberg noted that he passed the course, but he couldn’t remember the grade he received.
The pointer is from Joshua Gans, who calls this “an example of Wikicheatia or of Study Group 2.0.”