I realize I’m a little late on this, but Marc Andreesen has resigned (mostly) from AOL/Netscape. Supposedly, Marc was one of the big heroes of the Internet in the 1990s (along with Berners-Lee, Torvalds, Larry Wall, and others), bringing Netscape to the masses. So, why is no one lamenting his departure? Perhaps it’s because the people who make such heroes (i.e. the people in the trenches who do all the work and know what’s really going on) know that Andreesen was really just a regular guy whose only accomplishment was being in the right place at the right time and taking advantage of that situation.