Next

Next

The Future Just Happened

Book - 2001
Average Rating:
Rate this:
WW Norton
A mordantly funny exploration of the brave new world spawned by the Internet.

Baker & Taylor
The author of Liar's Poker and The Next New Thing explains the Internet's role in how people live, work, and think, identifying a status revolution in which individuals are key players and making predictions for the future. 150,000 first printing.

Norton Pub
A mordantly funny exploration of the brave new world spawned by the Internet.
In Liar's Poker the barbarians seized control of the bond markets. In The New New Thing some guys from Silicon Valley redefined the American economy. Now, with his knowing eye and wicked pen, Michael Lewis reveals how much the Internet boom has encouraged great changes in the way we live, work, and think. He finds that we are in the midst of one of the greatest status revolutions in the history of the world, and the Internet turns out to be a weapon in the hands of revolutionaries. Old priesthoods—lawyers, investment gurus, professionals in general—are toppling right and left. In the new order of things, the amateur, or individual, is king: fourteen-year-old children manipulate the stock market and nineteen-year-olds take down the music industry. Deep, unseen forces are undermining all forms of collectivism, from the family to the mass market: one little black box has the power to end television as we know it, and another one—also attached to the television set—may dictate significant changes in our practice of democracy. Where does it all lead? And will we like where we end up?A brave new world indeed . . . and who better to guide us through it than Michael Lewis, whose subversive, trenchant humor is the perfect match to his subject matter. Here is a book as fresh as tomorrow's headlines, and as entertaining as its predecessors.

Book News
And you missed it, of course. Lewis ( The New New Thing ) and a team searched the World Wide Web for interesting sites, then went out and knocked on the people's doors to find out what they were like in flesh and blood. His point is to investigate how the Internet is changing people's daily lives. He provides no index or bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Examines the impact of the Internet on the way people live, work, and think, and offers a forecast about the implications of this revolution on human society.

Publisher: New York : Norton, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 236 p. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780393020373
0393020371
Branch Call Number: 303.4834 Lew

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at BPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top