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What Just Happened: A Chronicle from the Information Frontier

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For the past decade change seemed to happen over night, every night. Fueled by the exponential rise of technology, the digital revolution was difficult for many to make sense of, but James Gleick watched and analyzed, criticized and commended, participated in and prophesized about the instantaneous transformations of the world as we knew it.

What Just Happened is a collection of Gleick's articles from this equally exciting and terrifying decade?remember Y2K??that range from condemnations of maddeningly pervasive bugs in Microsoft software to the invisible shackles we wear in an "Inescapably Connected" world. Combining insight and reason with wit and passion, What Just Happened is an essential tour of our technology-driven mania.

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?What Just Happened is a lively time capsule that examines the recent past?one that, not long ago, seemed fairly far-fetched.? Columbus Dispatch

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"Gleick is the king of popular science writing." Irish Times

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"Gleick is one of America's leading exegete of the technological revolution that, like it or not, is taking over all our lives. He spends his at the cutting edge of computer and allied sciences, returning from the front with visions of the future." The Observer

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?Gleick?s essays remain pertinent.? The New York Times Book Review

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?James Gleick . . . is on the outer reaches of the electronic frontier . . . and [he] has mastered it.? The Roanoke Times

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?What Just Happened is a lively time capsule that examines the recent past? one that, not long ago, seemed mostly far-fetched.? The Columbus Dispatch

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From condemnations of maddeningly pervasive bugs in Microsoft software to the invisible shackles people wear in an inescapably connected world, Gleick watches and analyzes, criticizes and commends, participates in and prophesizes about the instantaneous transformations of the world as he knows it.

About the Author

James Gleick (www.around.com) was born in New York City in 1954. He worked for ten years as an editor and reporter for The New York Times, founded an early Internet portal, the Pipeline, and wrote three previous books: Chaos, Genius, and Faster. He lives in the Hudson Valley of New York with his wife.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375713910
Author:
Gleick, James
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Gleick, James
Location:
New York
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Telecommunication
Subject:
Information technology
Subject:
Computers and civilization
Subject:
Cyberspace
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Telecommunications
Subject:
Internet-Information
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
GTR-550
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.10x5.16x.69 in. .49 lbs.

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"Review" by , ?What Just Happened is a lively time capsule that examines the recent past?one that, not long ago, seemed fairly far-fetched.?
"Review" by , "Gleick is the king of popular science writing."
"Review" by , "Gleick is one of America's leading exegete of the technological revolution that, like it or not, is taking over all our lives. He spends his at the cutting edge of computer and allied sciences, returning from the front with visions of the future."
"Review" by , ?Gleick?s essays remain pertinent.?
"Review" by , ?James Gleick . . . is on the outer reaches of the electronic frontier . . . and [he] has mastered it.?
"Review" by , ?What Just Happened is a lively time capsule that examines the recent past? one that, not long ago, seemed mostly far-fetched.?
"Synopsis" by , From condemnations of maddeningly pervasive bugs in Microsoft software to the invisible shackles people wear in an inescapably connected world, Gleick watches and analyzes, criticizes and commends, participates in and prophesizes about the instantaneous transformations of the world as he knows it.
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