Trent Reznor: Mark Zuckerberg is no Steve Jobs

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In a recent interview with Drowned in Sound, former Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor discussed the Social Network soundtrack and exactly why Mark Zuckerberg is no Steve Jobs.

Reznor is currently promoting the soundtrack he recorded for The Social Network, otherwise known as “the Facebook movie.” In the interview, Trent describes why he’s not a fan of Facebook; specifically, the license that it and similar services seem to give users to exaggerate themselves, saying, “I’ve seen that with people I know in real life, and I check them out online, it’s not always the same person.”

He also goes on to describe the media’s current fascination with Zuckerberg and compares it to another famous tech company CEO: “When I see the media heralding Zuckerberg, putting him up on a pedestal of genius and mentioned in the same breathe as Steve Jobs, I’m highly degree [sic] with that. He was in the right place, at the right time, with a functional tool.”

Reznor has long been an Apple fan. Five years ago, he released the Nine Inch Nails songs The Hand That Feeds and Only as GarageBand files, and he’s used Apple software to record both music and recent tours. However, he went on a tirade when the Nine Inch Nails app was ejected from the App Store in 2009.

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