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pmarca archive has moved here!

tl;dr The pmarca-archive blog which used to live on Posterous has moved here.

Marc Andreessen had an epic run of blogging between June 2007 and the spring of 2008; this included his classic post on product/market fit.  But when he founded Andreessen Horowitz, he deleted all of this previous content from his blog and started fresh.  In the fall of 2009 I noticed this and built the pmarca-archive to keep access to all of that content.  It was originally hosted on Posterous.

Now that Posterous is shutting down imminently, I’ve moved it here.  All of the links will work once you replace the base address.  For example, the product/market fit blog post:

http://pmarca-archive.posterous.com/the-pmarca-guide-to-startups-part-4-the-only

becomes

http://blog.jedchristiansen.com/pmarcaarchive/the-pmarca-guide-to-startups-part-4-the-only

Here are my favorite posts:

Some quick cautions and warnings!

  • The link addresses aren’t changed, which mean they’re prefaced by the Internet Wayback Machine archive link. If you look at the link you’ll figure out which part to delete to go to the right address.  Anyone have ideas/code that would automate this?
  • Some videos have been taken down, or I couldn’t find the embed code.

I had originally hoped to just move this to WordPress, and in fact did so at pmarcaarchive.wordpress.com.  But after years of running my own WordPress blog I hated the limitations of the free options at WordPress.  Since I refuse to run advertising here (I don’t want to make money off of content that isn’t mine), and because I’m pretty miserly, I’m hosting it here.  It was the only way to install Disqus, Google Analytics, and be able to play around with the design, etc.  Finally, as I said in my original post when I created this archive in 2009, if Marc wants me to take it down, I would (reluctantly) do so… I did email him to let him know.

Thanks for coming here!