Are you employed, sir?
You don’t go out and make a living dressed like that in the middle of a weekday.
Is this a–what day is this?
— from The Big Lebowski (1998)
Here, apparently, is Reason #107 for Facebook not having been sold sooner, despite talks with Microsoft and Yahoo. From today’s WSJ:
During one series of talks with Microsoft, Facebook executives told their Microsoft peers they couldn’t do an 8 a.m. conference call because the company’s 22-year-old founder and chief executive, Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg, wouldn’t be awake, says a person familiar with the talks.
…[Zuckerberg] says he generally works late — he recalls eating French fries recently in the parking lot of a local McDonald’s restaurant at 3 a.m. — and doesn’t get to work early. “I’m in the office at 10:30 a.m. sometimes,” he says.
While it likely goes without saying, if Facebook is somehow worth $1-billion, then YouTube must be worth, like, at least a zillion dude. Oh wait, apparently it’s not — yet.