A reader asks:
Why the “p” in “pmarca”?
A long time ago, I had a wonderful, well-known boss — let’s call him Harry Slarr — who had two email addresses, “hs”, and “phs”. The former was for anyone to email him; the second was for a smaller group — “phs” stood for “Private Harry Slarr”.
At that time, nobody knew who I was and nobody cared, so I thought it would be funny to have my (sole) email address be “pmarca”, as in “Private Marc Andreessen”.