Sunday, March 9, 2008

Andreessen on Barack

Marc Andreessen was the co-creator of Mosaic, the first widely-used web browser, and co-founder of Netscape. I read his blog regularly and this week he wrote a good one about meeting Barack Obama.

Here is a piece:

Early in 2007, a friend of mine who is active in both high-tech and politics called me up and said, let's go see this first-term Senator, Barack Obama, who's ramping up to run for President.

And so we did -- my friend, my wife Laura, and me -- and we were able to meet privately with Senator Obama for an hour and a half.

The reason I think you may find this interesting is that our meeting in early 2007 was probably one of the last times Senator Obama was able to spend an hour and a half sitting down and talking with just about anyone -- so I think we got a solid look at what he's like up close, right before he entered the "bubble" within which all major presidential candidates, and presidents, must exist.

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