There’s been some stuff in the news about how Blake Ross left Facebook, mainly the letter he left behind:
I was 14 when I came to the Bay Area to work at Netscape (socially stunted badge pic below). That’s half my life building software in a 10-mile area of Northern California.
After scaling a website in a dorm room to a platform connecting a billion people in 196 countries through revolutionary high-efficiency auto-cooling data centers, you guys will probably never figure out how to sell a Quiznos turkey club on a phone.
It doesn’t make me think about Facebook’s mobile issue, its monetisation strategy or whatever – just makes me think about the fact that I’d feel like a rat in a cage to spend half my life in the same 10-mile strip of land, even if I was busy changing the entire world’s definition of social networking. Maybe that’s why I’m not.