That quote was talking about Chrome, which, if you’ve been reading any tech journalism as of late, is Google’s new browser (currently Windows-only). Granted Andreessen gets props for the Mosaic and Netscape browsers, big props even. That being said I think he’s way off.
Listen, don’t get me wrong, I like Chrome. I think they’ve brought some interesting ideas to the table like the idea of having each tab in the browser operate in it’s own process. There are a lot of good things about Chrome and it’s good that it’s open source but in the end it’s Google and they’re pursuing this project for their own interests. If applications only target Chrome (because of V8 and the built-in Gears functionality) where is the win?
At this point I just don’t see why Chrome is a big deal. Firefox still offers more and they’re not sitting still on the features front. Flash and Silverlight have nothing to worry about with Chrome right now or the foreseeable future. I guess Chrome really isn’t the new black.