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Faster: The Acceleration of Just about Everythingby James Gleick
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From the bestselling, National Book Award-nominated auhtor of Genius and Chaos, a bracing new work about the accelerating pace of change in today's world.
Most of us suffer some degree of "hurry sickness." a malady that has launched us into the "epoch of the nanosecond," a need-everything-yesterday sphere dominated by cell phones, computers, faxes, and remote controls. Yet for all the hours, minutes, and even seconds being saved, we're still filling our days to the point that we have no time for such basic human activities as eating, sex, and relating to our families. Written with fresh insight and thorough research, Faster is a wise and witty look at a harried world not likely to slow down anytime soon.
"Gleick has done a magnificent job of outlining and defining the problem in a cogent and witty fashion; this book is an exemplar of thorough reporting." Chicago Sun-Times
"Fascinating and disturbing, amusing and informative, Faster is an eclectic stew combining history, academic research, and anecdotes drawn from the popular media." The Boston Globe
"In years to come Faster will tell people what we were like as clearly as Dickens or Tom Wolfe." The New York Times
Gleick examines the phenomenon of "hurry sickness" that has taken hold of today's society through cell phones, computers, faxes and remote controls.
About the Author
James Gleick lives in New York City.
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