He co-founded Netscape, where he created the first web browser. He invented the tweetstorm, and has helped form the internet. He coined the idea “software is eating the world”, which has defined humanity’s evolution over the last decade.
Marc isn’t just a mad man creator. He’s a passionate historian and cultural critic too. Name the topic. Marc has an opinion.
This episode is a masterclass into a combination of tech and liberal arts in a way to fuel your writing. I came to chat with him about writing, but left with a PhD in obscure Silicon Valley history and a list of book recommendations large enough to fill The Library of Congress.
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00:37 It’s Time To Build
08:00 Audiobooks & podcasts
10:00 Information intake
16:50 Meme Lord & Software is eating the world
23:30 Personal Blog
24:00 Lateral Thinkers (Venkatesh Rao, Balaji Srinivasan, Peter Thiel)
28:00 Software as a literary genre
33:30 Learning to code as a kid
36:40 Roman a Clef
39:00 Writing at a16z
54:40 Science Fiction
58:00 Green Tea
1:01:20 Ben Horowitz
1:05:00 The Kanye of Blogs
1:16:00 Pmarca screenname
ABOUT THE HOST:
I’m David Perell and I’m a writer, teacher, and podcaster. I believe writing online is one of the biggest opportunities in the world today. For the first time in human history, everybody can freely share their ideas with a global audience. I seek to help as many people publish their writing online as possible.
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