The Lessons of “Farnsworth”

Silicon Valley columnist Vindu Goel recently saw The Farnsworth Invention, and offers some intriguing suggestions why the play is pertinent for today’s tech-revved audiences:

Although Sorkin’s fictionalized account distorts some important historical facts – shame on him – it’s great fun to watch. (Imagine the witty dialogue of "West Wing" coming out of the mouths of geeks.)

And the tale offers some enduring lessons about business and technology:

This is probably a far more constructive discussion than the whole "fact -v- fiction" thing (although, I guess, if you’re going to discuss the contemporary implications of an historical allegory, it’s useful to have your history straight…)

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *