Tuesday, June 17, 2008


This is a picture of Marc Andreesen and his wife Laura. Marc, who as a computer science student, worked at NCSA, went on to fame and fortune as the co-inventor of the Web Browser. Meanwhile, your humble servant, who during the same time worked in a different lab about a block away, is still slaving away for his retirement...

But I am not bitter. No.

But what is the deal with the double cross around her neck? Super religious? Terrified of vampires?


Blogger -suitepotato- said...

She's trying to ward off Marc's incompetence at making a go of Netscape at a time when Microsoft Internet Explorer could not be adequately labeled with the the word "pathetic".

June 17, 2008 1:54 PM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...

Crosses around a neck emphasize the decolleti.... decollitag.... decolite.... cleavage.

Better than garlic. Though personally I would prefer a woman with garlic around her neck.

June 18, 2008 8:03 PM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

That poor woman needs a few more crosses then...


June 18, 2008 8:23 PM  
Blogger -suitepotato- said...

It's amazing how much Marc looks like Steve Ballmer, isn't it?

Let me see, oh yeah, the other two nitwits of that era would have been the legendary Larry "I Need A Rental Planet to Store My Ego" Ellison of Oracle, and Steve "You've Got Eternal Billing" Case of AOL.

I distinctly recall how Microsoft sort of moved back and forth in place like someone doing one of those drunken style martial arts as Oracle, Netscape, and AOL lunged at them and were evaded, missing and tumbling down over and over.

There aren't enough holy symbols in the universe to ward off their collective ability to seize defeat from the jaws of victory.

June 20, 2008 8:56 AM  

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