Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Marc Andreessen on Charlie Rose

There are a lot of different things I could be posting about today (bank nationalization, the stock market, the wondrous things Obama said, etc.).

What I am posting today is this recent interview with Marc Andreessen on the Charlie Rose show. I'd seen the interview posted at a couple of different blogs this week, but finally got a chance to watch it yesterday while checking in with Howard Lindzon's blog. I'm glad that I did.

As you'll see right from the beginning of this interview, Charlie Rose engages the fast-speaking Andreessen on a number of subjects, from advances in technology (Twitter, Facebook, Ning, social networking and more) to entrepreneurship and venture capital and the current state of the economy.

Their rapid-fire exchange hardly lets up througout the interview, so that by the end of the program, you might find yourself trying to remember and sort out all the information and opinions that were just thrown your way within a 53 minute timespan.

But it's a very engaging discussion, one that will probably lead you to reflect on the rapid changes that are occuring in our world today, thanks in large part to the accelerating pace of technological advancement.