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About the pmarca Archive from Marc Andreessen's blog

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On October 15, 2009, Jed Christiansen archived Marc Andreessen's writings -- the pmarca archive -- on Posterous.

A month ago, Twitter announced it will be shutting down Posterous in April.

I'm going to save my favorites posts from that Posterous on PandaWhale in my pmarca Archive stash.

I'm saving these posts for myself and anyonewho wants to read them and be inspired. If Marc wants me to take these down, I would reluctantly do so, but hopefully he won't.

Below is Jed's explanation of the archive.

Thank you Marc for writing these, and thank you Jed for collecting these!

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Jed Christiansen's October 2009 explanation of the pmarca archive:

I noticed a few weeks ago that Marc Andreessen had deleted virtually everything off his blog. The only thing that’s left is the post announcing the formation of his VC firm, Andreessen Horowitz.

I’ve been such a huge fan of Marc’s writing, and hated to see so many brilliant and incredibly helpful posts lost. So I went to the Internet Wayback Machine and copy/pasted all the posts they had (through March 2008). I had also subscribed to Marc’s blog via Feedburner e-mail, so grabbed all of the e-mails I had saved to fill in the gaps.

To be clear, I have no ulterior motives other than making sure that Marc’s posts can be found and useful to entrepreneurs everywhere. (And if Marc wants me to take it down, I would reluctantly do so… hopefully he won’t!) was like a meteor from June 2007 through the spring of 2008. Here are a bunch of my favorite posts:

Click here for the full archive on

Some quick cautions and warnings!

  • The link addresses aren’t changed, which mean they’re prefaced by the Internet Wayback Machine archive link. If you look at the link you’ll figure out which part to delete to go to the right address.
  • Some videos have been taken down, or I couldn’t find the embed code.
  • I tried to include every post he made and not filter anything. However, I may have missed a few. Please let me know (via comment below) if you have any that aren’t in the archive.

I hope this is useful to some of you out there. And Marc, if you read this, I’m a big fan and only mean for this to help the millions of entrepreneurs you’ve inspired.

I have the same motives as Jed. I want the content to be available for me and anyone else.

And the same caveats as Jed apply for anything I post here -- lots of broken links, and I'm doing this to be helpful and useful to the entrepreneurs of the world who want to read these things.

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