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HP Names Golden Geek to Board of Directors

andreesen_timecovSilicon Valley luminary and Golden Geek cover model Marc Andreessen is adding another gig to his CV: Hewlett-Packard director. Andreessen, who sold his software company, Opsware, to HP two years ago for $1.6 billion, will begin serving on the board immediately, bringing its total number of directors to 11.

Quite a coup for HP. Andreesen–who co-authored Mosaic, the browser that popularized the World Wide Web–is an icon in Silicon Valley and his expertise is highly sought. In addition to helming his new venture capital firm, Andreessen-Horowitz, Andreesen also serves as chairman of social networking outfit Ning and sits on the boards of eBay (EBAY) and Facebook. HP (HPQ) is lucky to get him, if only because it seems unfathomable that he’d have the time or bandwidth for anything else.

“Marc Andreessen is a software pioneer whose leadership has helped shape the Internet,” an ebullient HP CEO Mark Hurd said in a statement. “Marc’s entrepreneurial background and industry expertise will be a welcome addition to the HP board of directors.”

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work