Synopses & Reviews
Hailed as "the most influential book so far on the cloud computing movement" (), makes a simple and profound statement: Computing is turning into a utility, and the effects of this transition will ultimately change society as completely as the advent of cheap electricity did. In a new chapter for this edition that brings the story up-to-date, Nicholas Carr revisits the dramatic new world being conjured from the circuits of the "World Wide Computer."
" for the Web-apps era. . . . Compulsively readable--for nontechies, too--as it compellingly weaves together news stories, anecdotes, and data." Fast Company
"The best read so far about the significance of the shift to cloud computing." Financial Times
"Mr. Carr's provocations are destined to influence CEOs and the boards and investors that support them as companies grapple with the constant change of the digital age." Wall Street Journal
"Magisterial. . . . Draws an elegant and illuminating parallel between the late-19th-century electrification of America and today's computing world."--
About the Author
Nicholas Carr is the author of The Shallows, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, as well as The Big Switch and Does IT Matter? His articles and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, and the New Republic, and he writes the widely read blog Rough Type. He has been writer-in-residence at the University of California, Berkeley, and an executive editor of the Harvard Business Review.