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Next The Future Just Happened (Paperback)

Author:  Michael Lewis
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0393323528
ISBN-13: 9780393323528
Sku: 30910535
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.75L x 0.75T
Pages:  256
Age Range:  NA
 
The author of Liars Poker and The Next New Thing explains the Internets role in how people live, work, and think, identifying a status revolution in which individuals are key players, and offers a forecast of future implications of this technological revolution on human society. Reprint. 55,000 first printing. *Author: Lewis, Michael *Subtitle: The Future Just Happened *Publication Date: 2002/05/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 8.25
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The New York Times bestseller. With his knowing eye and wicked pen, Michael Lewis reveals how the Internet boom has encouraged changes in the way we live, work, and think. In the midst of one of the greatest status revolutions in the history of the world, the Internet has become a weapon in the hands of revolutionaries. Old priesthoods are crumbling. In the new order, the amateur is king: fourteen-year-olds manipulate the stock market and nineteen-year-olds take down the music industry. Unseen forces undermine all forms of collectivism, from the family to the mass market: one black box has the power to end television as we know it, and another one may dictate significant changes in our practice of democracy. With a new afterword by the author.With his knowing eye and wicked pen, Michael Lewis reveals how the Internet boom has encouraged changes in the way we live, work, and think. In the midst of one of the greatest status revolutions in the history of the world, the Internet has become a weapon in the hands of revolutionaries. Old priesthoods are crumbling. In the new order, the amateur is king: fourteen-year-olds manipulate the stock market and nineteen-year-olds take down the music industry. Unseen forces undermine all forms of collectivism, from the family to the mass market: one black box has the power to end television as we know it, and another one may dictate significant changes in our practice of democracy. With a new afterword by the author. "[C]onsistently smart, and its highpoints are among the high points of Lewis' writing life."--New York Observer "Next does not come too late to the crash-and-burn Internet book fest. It come just in time--at the speed of a falling safe."--USA Today
Annotation:
Many of these essays on the Internet, including one about Jonathan Lebed, a 13-year-old day-trading wiz, were initially published in the New York Times Magazine. A New York Times Notable Book for 2001.

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New York Times Book Review
"Timing the market, whether in stocks or megatrends, is a chancy game. Few can hope to win at it for long. Fortunately, Lewis the observer, alert to the family-room comedies of manners that play out under the economic headlines, gets as much space in the book as Lewis the prophet. Whether they represent a new world order or the latest bout of the old insanity, the pranks he so sharply depicts will still amuse." - Walter Kim 07/29/2001

Village Voice
"[A]n energetic pastiche of reportage and off-the-cuff social theory....At their sharpest, his dispatches bristle with keenly knowing observations tossed off like firecrackers from a passing car." - Julian Dibbell 07/30/2001

Entertainment Weekly
"[F]our essays that percolate with insight...." - Megan Harlan 07/27/2001

Washington Post Book World
"[D]elightful....The format is an ideal one for Lewis's formidable reporting skills and for his light touch with social theory. Unlike countless other attempts to map the new terrain of the digital world, Lewis's insights into the new social relations made possible by the Web will actually be read by a wider audience...NEXT is worth reading purely as a field study of the oft-discussed digital divide between parents and children.... Next will have you rooting for the kids." - Steve Johnson 08/12/2001

New York Times
"Though eminently readable....There is nothing the least bit new or original about these observations....NEXT feels like a series of tourist snapshots, passed off as a photographic essays--entertaining, perhaps, but thoroughly random, subjective and amateurish." - Michiko Kakutani 07/27/2001

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0256
Product attributePublisher:   W. W. Norton & Company
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