Mark Andreessen

I’ve always considered Marc Andreessen a smart guy. Andreessen co-founded Netscape Communications from its start as Internet Explorer’s main Web browser competitor and then 10 years ago dumped it on AOL for $4.2 billion. A decade later, AOL has abandoned Netscape keeping it only as “general-use portal” effective February 1. In other words, the acquisition was a big mistake while AOL continues to be a Time-Warner eyesore.

I’m starting to think that Andreessen could be more lucky than good. Granted, he went on to make another quick $1.6 billion when he sold his server-management company, Opsware, to HP last year, but this week he told

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