Marc Andreessen's "Software Is Eating The World" piece offers his insights on why software is changing industries and what is coming next.
Quotes after the break.
More and more major businesses and industries are being run on software and delivered as online services
I expect many more industries to be disrupted by software
Most of the people in the world still don't have a personal computer, whereas in three to five years, most people in the world will have a smartphone.... If you've got a smartphone, then I can build a business in any domain or category and serve you as a customer no matter where you are in the world in just gigantic numbers--in terms of billions of people
I think 2012 is the year that retail--retail stores--really starts to feel the pressure
It's going to get harder and harder to justify the retail store model.
there's going to be a whole set of new companies, like Groupon and Foursquare, that are going to unlock these local businesses that aren't even online today.
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