Mittwoch, Oktober 29, 2008

Newspapers have to shut off the print edition right now

and need to go into a smarter Business ...

Marc Andreessen
Q & A on Churchill Club (5:40 min)

"If you were running the New York Times, what would you do?
Shut off the print edition right now. You’ve got to play offense. You’ve got to do what Intel did in ’85 when it was getting killed by the Japanese in memory chips, which was its dominant business. And it famously killed the business—shut it off and focused on its much smaller business, microprocessors, because that was going to be the market of the future. And the minute Intel got out of playing defense and into playing offense, its future was secure. The newspaper companies have to do exactly the same thing."