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Mark
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I wonder if OSC knows the world's youngest billionaire is a fan. It's the only book he lists on his facebook page, though it's not his favorite.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/09/20/100920fa_fact_vargas

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In our last interview—this one over the phone—I asked Zuckerberg about “Ender’s Game,” the sci-fi book whose hero is a young computer wizard.

“Oh, it’s not a favorite book or anything like that,” Zuckerberg told me, sounding surprised. “I just added it because I liked it. I don’t think there’s any real significance to the fact that it’s listed there and other books aren’t. But there are definitely books—like the Aeneid—that I enjoyed reading a lot more.”

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I don't know that I'd call Ender a computer wizard, either.
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Describing the protagonist as a "computer wizard" is very misleading to those who haven't read Ender's Game, but Ender does do his share of hacking.
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Yeah, I think he's right behind Bean as far as manipulating the Computer System (HE BEAT THE GIANT'S DRINK).

Although it is weird that EG is the only game on Zuck's FB...

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Well, I think that since the only OTHER book he mentions is the Aeneid, that EG is in good company....
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