Competitive Cycles

An interesting argument from Marc Andreessen on some comparatively neglected dynamics of tech competition (selective extracts):

It seems to follow from this argument that competitive forces drive product cycles in the direction of compression, and thus techno-economic acceleration. Industries with the shortest technonomic wavelength (highest frequency) ascend to dominance, draining resources from relatively retarded sectors, and re-setting the social pulse to ever greater speeds.

ADDED: Andreessen’s “tweet essays” integrated for convenient reading.