In early 1994, when Mark Andreessen was just 23 years old, he arrived in Silicon Valley with an idea that would change the world. As a student at the University of Illinois, he and his friends had developed a program called Mosaic, which allowed people to share information on the World Wide Web.
1994年初，马克·安德森只有23岁，他带着可能会改变世界的想法来到了硅谷 。在伊利诺伊大学上学时，他和他的朋友们开发了一个名为Mosaic的程序，这个程序使人们可以在万维网上共享信息 。
Before Mosaic, the Web had been used mainly by scientists and other technical people, who were happy just to send and receive text. But with Mosaic, Andreessen and his friends had developed a program which could send images over the Web as well. Mosaic was an overnight success. It was put on the university's network at the beginning of 1993. And by the end of the year, it had over a million users.
在Mosaic出现之前，使用万维网的主要是科学家和一些技术人员，他们喜欢用万维网发送和接收信息 。有了Mosaic之后，安德森和他的朋友们开发了可以在万维网上传送图片的程序 。Mosaic一夜成名 。Mosaic在1993年初发布在伊利诺伊大学网站 。截至1993年底，Mosaic的用户已经超过100万人 。
Soon after, Andreessen went to seek his fortune in Silicon Valley. Once he got there, he started to have meetings with a man called Jim Clark, who was one of the Valley's most famous entrepreneurs. In 1994, nobody was making any real money from the Internet which was still very slow and hard to use. But Andreessen had seen an opportunity that would make him and Clark rich within two years. He suggested they should create a new computer program that would do the same job as Mosaic but would be much easier to use. Clark listened carefully to Andreessen, whose ideas and enthusiasm impressed him greatly.
不久之后，安德森前往硅谷寻求发展 。他到硅谷以后，就和吉姆·克拉克见了面，吉姆·克拉克是当时硅谷最成功的企业家之一 。1994年，互联网发展缓慢，难以使用，所以没有人能通过互联网挣钱 。但是安德森看到了能使他和克拉克在两年内发财的机会 。他建议他们创造一个和Mosaic原理一样的新电脑程序，而新程序要便于使用 。克拉克仔细地听了安德森的建议，安德森的想法和热情令他印象极为深刻 。
Eventually, Clark agreed to invest three million dollars of his own money in the project, and to raise an extra 15 million from venture capitalists who were always keen to listen to Clark's new ideas.
Questions 19 to 21 are based on the passage you have just heard.
Questions 19. What do we learn about Mosaic?
Questions 20. What did Andreessen do upon arriving in Silicon Valley?
Questions 21. Why were venture capitalists willing to join in Clark's investment?