InfoWorld interviews Marc Andreessen

A great Q&A:

IDG: What is the future of the browser? It would seem that the browser as we know it is too clunky for many new computing devices. Can you foresee what might take its place?

Andreessen: The browser metaphor does not work on this [pointing to his cell phone] or this [his BlackBerry pager from Research in Motion]. You know what WAP [Wireless Application Protocol] stands for? It’s the sound a WAP cell phone makes when you throw it in the wastebasket. It was a disaster, and it was because the browser metaphor didn’t work on the cell phone. There are going to have to be new metaphors invented, new clients, new user interface models, but they’ve got to be suited to the device.

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