It’s been ten years

Thanks to Neil McIntosh for linking to this piece about Mosaic’s tenth birthday. It is my fervent ambition that one day I will be required, like Jim Clark, to say something like this:

“The economic appetite is gone,” he says. Netscape “changed my life so incredibly, it’s hard to comprehend. I made more than a billion dollars from a couple of years work.”

In 1995 I booked Clark to speak at a conference in London’s lovely Wembley Conference Centre. I don’t remember his speech, which everyone said was very boring, but I do remember the fact that he came to Wembley by helicopter from Heathrow, stayed twenty minutes and then choppered back to the airport for an onward flight. Clark had already made his first billion from Silicon Graphics and was well on the way to his second.

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