10 thoughts on “Meeting Marc Andreessen”

  1. A couple more points…
    – 850 people were laid off after the acquisition in April ’99
    – NSCP could be around today if it had bought into YHOO and focused on search earlier or one of several other business opportunities where we could’ve made serious money
    – thank God Netscape open sourced the browser and created mozilla.org
    – You sold us to AOL! They stopped with the free soda. That sucked! Big time.

  2. While I am not a big fan of Marc Andreessen–well, at least not as big a fan as I am of Steve Jobs, David Filo, Linus Torvalds, etc.–I look forward to see what this “24 Hour Laundry” is. I sincerely hope it won’t be just another Loudcloud.

  3. I’m not sure I agree with Marc on EVERY shareholder. When the stock reached $170-odd at its peak, I don’t believe the acquisition price reflected that later. A friend of mine had a friend who joined Netscape on the $170 day–their vesting price. D’oh. (Oddly, I can’t find stock performance on any of the stock sites–they apparently can store indefinite information about trading stock, but not delisted or sold stocks.)

  4. Marc Andreesen is a joke. He took credit for work done mostly by others and somehow became a technical wunderkind. Everything he has done has failed.

  5. mememe — you sound like a bitter old hag. Fact is, Marc Andreesen did some good stuff at Univ. of Illinois, got sucked into the Valley courtesy of Clark, and out popped a billionaire (Clark) and a mega millionaire (Andreesen). Additionally, some good stuff came out of Netscape (e.g., Mozilla) so shut your jealous puss.

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