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bjbj NORTH CAMPUS # MARC ANDREESSEN AND ERIC
BINA Marc Andreessen said he was 12 years old when he first became interested in computer
programming. He chose to pursue a degree in computer science at Illinois and landed a
job as a student-programmer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Here
he teamed with staff member Eric Bina in 1993. Together they created the prototype for Mosaic,
the first browser for the World Wide Web. Mosaic was credited with enabling the Web
to gain widespread popularity. It was called the first “killer application.” Upon graduation
from Illinois, Andreessen went to work with Enterprise Integration Technologies in California.
Shortly thereafter he met Jim Clark from Silicon Graphics who was interested in starting a
new company. Andreessen, Clark, and Bina founded Netscape in 1994. For several years, it was
the dominant web browser. Bina and HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Andreessen”
o “Marc Andreessen” Andreessen were awarded the HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_for_Computing_Machinery”
o “Association for Computing Machinery” Software System Award in 1995. In the same year, the
award was given to Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau [KEYE-you] for creating the World
Wide Web. America Online acquired Netscape, and Andreessen became their Chief Technical
Officer. He went on to found and lead several other software companies. Eric Bina continues
to live and work in the Champaign-Urbana area. His wife is a faculty member at Illinois.
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