25 September 2005

If You Can Make It in Silicon Valley, You Can Make It . . . in Silicon Valley Again - New York Times [clip-h]

Amazing examples of wealth creation !

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http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/05/magazine/05RATPACK.html?ei=5070&en=d67f7b5
6e7503c13&ex=1127707200&pagewanted=print

June 5, 2005
If You Can Make It in Silicon Valley, You Can Make It . . . in Silicon
Valley Again
By GARY RIVLIN

One evening this spring, Marc Andreessen, the first outsize icon of the
Internet era, caught a glimpse of his former life while mingling at the San
Francisco launch party for Current, Al Gore's new 24-hour cable station. In
1994, when Andreessen was only 22, he and a high-tech veteran named Jim
Clark created the Internet-browser company Netscape Communications. Two
years later, there he was on the cover of Time, sitting barefoot on a golden
throne, dressed in jeans and a rumpled black polo. The magazine cast him as
the king of the ''golden geeks,'' a group that popularized the formerly
novel notion of surfing the Web and, not incidentally, helped create a
vision of Silicon Valley as a glittering gold field where the young, bright
and vigorous could stake a claim and make themselves unimaginably wealthy
before they even had the time to put up posters in their barely furnished
apartments......






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