Marc’s 3 kinds of Internet platforms

I’m really enjoying Marc Andreessen’s blog.

In a recent post, he does an excellent job explaining the concept of the “Internet platform” and outlines 3 types of platforms.

For those that don’t know, Marc helped create the Moasic web browser.  Later, he co-founded Netscape, Opsware, and Ning.

For history buffs, here’s a video of Marc discussing the Moasic web browser at the first Internet Marketing Conference in San Francisco, 1994.  Marc appears around 30 minutes into the video.