Via Choire: “Jann Wenner: Jim [Clark] and Marc [Andreessen] set up a demonstration. I’d never seen a hyperlink before. I don’t think anybody had. And it was kind of drop-dead amazing. That you could click on this blue, highlighted, underlined word and then, bam, go to a whole new level of information was dazzling.”
I think this explains a lot about why people thought Suck was successful.