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Wired: Conversation With Marc Andreessen

Feb 14, 2003, 20:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joanna Glasner)

"Andreessen: There was a huge amount of browser development from 1993 to 1998, then nothing much happened from 1998 to 2002. Now, there's a huge number of people doing all kinds of things and you've got real innovation going on.

"WN: Why now?

"Andreessen: When Mozilla opened source code in 1998, everyone expected things to happen overnight. But it took a few years for the project to catalyze. Now people have an open-source alternative that's fast and free and works. The user interface is definitely getting better, and over the last four or five years, dynamic HTML and JavaScript have gotten more sophisticated as a UI platform.

"WN: Of the browsers available today, which do you prefer?

"Andreessen: I'm using Mozilla pretty much full time. I switched six or nine months ago. I had been using IE for three or four years before, because it was rendering page views faster. But now Mozilla does it faster..."

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