Marc Andreessen on Why Software Is Eating the World - WSJ
(co-founder of Netscape, now a very successful venture investor in Silicon Valley)
"...Perhaps the single most dramatic example of this phenomenon of software eating a traditional business is the suicide of Borders and corresponding rise of Amazon. In 2001, Borders agreed to hand over its online business to Amazon under the theory that online book sales were non-strategic and unimportant. Oops...
Today, the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, is a software company..."
Why Software Is Eating The World
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