Marc Andreessen didn’t “get” the Web’s impact

I hope you don’t miss Marc Andreessen talking about his perspective of what he’s been seeing since he started Netscape back in 1994. The good part starts at about minute 16 of the interview I did with him and Gina of Ning.

One fun part was where Marc admitted he didn’t get how big a deal the Web would be when he first saw it either.
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Changing lives and winning friends

Jeremy David says I changed his life. Just by listening to him at last week’s Northern Voice conference. I’m not always a good listener, though, just ask my wife Maryam.

In the winning friends category, I picked David Ingram up at the airport today. The lengths I’ll go to so I can get a good interview and look at some killer new technology. Izimi has it, they have a P2P app that really impressed me, even though it didn’t quite work due to flaky Wifi at the Niko hotel (not their fault).

If we were IM’ing I could share a bunch of files with you without copying them up to a server. I’ll be using this to collaborate with coworkers so they can get my video files without me needing to copy them up first (will save lots of uploading time).

The offer is still open, if you are a developer and have built something interesting (you define what that means) I want to have you on ScobleShow. Unfortunately I’m pretty much booked into April, but I’ll figure out how to sneak you onto the schedule.

I’ll even pick you up from the airport if that’d help.

Going to Adobe day

Ryan Stewart, me, and a bunch of other bloggers and geeks will be at Adobe today for its “Engage” event (invite required). Ryan has a few ideas of what we’ll see. Ryan writes the Universal Desktop blog, which covers rich Internet applications (read: Web sites that still work when the Wifi goes down). I subscribe to that now, so look for new posts to come to my link blog. Oh, Matt Cutts, of Google, told me last night that I read more items in Google Reader than any other human being. They can tell the difference between reading an item by hitting “J” and just hitting “read all.” He was impressed that I could read that much stuff and still keep a job. Who said I worked?

Ning 2.0 launches: build your own social network

Hmmm, I have a video of Ning going up (Marc Andreessen, founder of Netscape, and investor in Ning, and Gina Bianchini, CEO of Ning, came and visited me last week) but you can read all about the new Ning over on TechMeme. It’s rising up the charts.

I wonder what Marc Canter has to say about this? (His company is going after the same space).

Oh, and ClipMarks will have something fun too (that video will be up at about 5 a.m. today, Pacific Time).

UPDATE: Ning is pretty neat. It basically will let you build something similar to Channel 9. Your own community site with pieces you pick. TechCrunch has the details.

Here’s the video interview with Marc Andreessen and Gina Bianchini (CEO of Ning). We talk about a lot more than just Ning, cause Marc was the founder of Netscape and has learned quite a bit since going through that experience.

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Here’s the demo (Gina rocks!!!):

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