Perhaps because of their ongoing litigious efforts in a Massachusetts federal court, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss simply could not stay silent about some recent public remarks by former Harvard president Larry Summers in which he referred to the twins as "assholes." Summers was speaking at Fortune's "Brainstorm Tech Conference" earlier this week and, perhaps to amuse the audience, he recounted the meeting he had with the Winklevoss twins and Divya Narendra in April of 2004, which was dramatized in 2010's The Social Network. To wit: "One of the things you learn as a college president is that if an undergraduate is wearing a tie and jacket on Thursday afternoon at three o'clock, there are two possibilities. One is that they're looking for a job and have an interview; the other is that they are an asshole. This was the latter case."
The Winklevoss Twins not only won't be satisfied with their settlement with Facebook, now estimated to be worth about $120 million in cash and stock. They will not stay mum when a "tactfully challenged" college president calls them assholes. They penned an open letter to Harvard's current president, Drew Gilpin Faust, in which they respectfully ask
him her "to address this unprecedented betrayal of the unique relationship between teacher and student." What do you bet she doesn't respond?