Marc Andreessen Quotes (19 Quotes)

    This is a consumer phenomenon and people will care about what it has to offer them. We are not the market going from here on out.

    Any new technology tends to go through a 25-year adoption cycle.

    From there, we all benefit even if we're not related to these apps, because they're now online.

    Internet sites themselves are becoming incredibly sophisticated and complex, and every company is under intense pressure to move as fast as possible to address increasing competitive challenges,

    Java is much more programmer-friendly than C or C, or was for a few years there until they made just as complicated. It's become arguably even harder to learn than C, ... PHP is such is an easier environment to develop in than Java.

    There's always more demands than there's time to meet them, so it's constantly a matter of trying to balance them.

    The hardest part is deciding which color you want, ... and that's the way it should be.

    There is a broad-based transition going on throughout the next five to ten years in the software industry. This shift, to run on the Internet, is only just beginning. There is a huge unfulfilled demand right now.

    Most of the software ideas of the late '90s which people tried and failed on--customer relationship management, marketing analytics, supply chain management, B2B procurement--those ideas all made sense and had good business justifications. But the tech wasn't quite there. Many customers who bought early feel bitter. But at some point those things will hit the mainstream and work.

    I'm looking forward to my new role, which will allow me to combine my desire to focus more time on getting involved with start-ups with the opportunity to contribute to AOL's future success,

    To have people spending 55 minutes online is fascinating, because they are not doing something else. There are a fixed number of minutes in a day.

    We're technically agnostic. Our services support Sun and Oracle, but a lot of customers have been asking that we support Microsoft as well.

    This is the best possible time for big companies to go after online opportunities, ... This is also the best possible time to start a company, if you're willing to build for the long-term.

    Today, the most profound thing to me is the fact that a 14-year-old in or Bangalore or the Soviet Union or has all the information, all the tools, all the software easily available to apply knowledge however they want. That is why I am sure the next Napster is going to come out of left field.

    The Net used to be 50 percent men and 50 percent men pretending to be women,

    I expected to find a bloody computer monitor in my bed the next day.

    We have to make this stuff much more simple at every step of the chain,

    You can't determine whether to build a bridge by counting the number of swimmers. Consumers don't care about technology at the end of the day.

    I think it's all really positive for the industry. It will force the industry to make the changes that are required to make the Internet viable in the long run.

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