Marc Andreessen has changed his tone over the past year; there is a cynical interpretation, but I think the shift is justified.
AWS’s responses to Cloudflare are still predicated on an assumption of centralizaion; the truth is in the middle, and the status quo is powerful.
Cloudflare is uniquely positioned to become a major player in an Internet 3.0 world, where politics matter more than economics.
Clubhouse will do for audio what Twitter, Instagram Stories, and TikTok did for text, images, and video.
Considering a world of memes is uncomfortable, and perhaps explains why journalists want a world of information control. The problem is that we will never be better at this than China.
Journalism cannot afford to be divorced from business realities; that applies to Australia, the New York Times, and even Andreessen Horowitz.
The actions taken by Big Tech have a resonance that goes beyond the context of domestic U.S. politics. Even if they were right, they will still push the world to Internet 3.0.
The pandemic and vaccine rollout have highlighted where the West has lost its way; we need new defaults about information, change, and speed.
Facebook and Twitter represent the v1 of Social Networking; it’s a bad copy of the analog world, whereas v2 is something unique to digital, and a lot more promising.
Airbnb and DoorDash both created new markets where ones did not previously exist; they are startups played on “hard” mode.