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"Now we have the chance to build the businesses that we thought we were going to build in 1999." ~Marc Andreessen


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Arik at AllThingsD writes:

Asked about Andreessen Horowitz’s huge investment last week in GitHub, he referred to his op-ed in The Wall Street Journal about how software is eating the world and described GitHub as “software eats software development.” Another recent investment in Solum he described as “software eats the soil sampling business.”

“It feels like a lot of the work we put into building the PC industry and the Internet and now the smartphone industry, a lot of that work got us to the point where we have the Internet in everyone’s hands,” he said. “It seems like now the game is really beginning, and we’re going to see what the great killer apps and the great Internet franchise businesses are that are going to be built. That was the conversation that everyone was having in 1999. We were all just early. Back then there were only 50 million people using the Internet versus two billion, and now and we’re on our way to five billion smartphones. Now we have the chance to build the businesses that we thought we were going to build in 1999.

Cue the Prince music: http://www.80svideos.tv/play.php?vid=162

(Yes, Prince won't let YouTube have his videos.)

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