Next : The Future Just Happened (Paperback)

Author: Lewis, Michael

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

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

Specifications

Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Mfg Part# 9780393323528
SKU 30910535
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0393323528
Release Date 5/1/2002
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.75L x 0.75T
Praise
"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."
"[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."
"[F]our essays that percolate with insight...."
"[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."
"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."
From the Publisher
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.
Editors Note 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.
Editors Note 2 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
Product Attributes
eBooks Kobo
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0256
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
Buy.com
$9.56 + $2.90 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns

Usually Ships within 24 hours
Add to Cart
Books2AnywhereUS $13.21 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Synergy Data Inc $21.35 + $0.75 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Ria Christie Collections $20.23 + $7.98 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
loading
$9.56 + $2.90 shipping
$13.95 You save $4.39 (31%)
Earn 10 ($0.10) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: Paperback
Condition: Brand New
Very few left In Stock! Order soon -- product may sell out.
In Stock. Usually Ships within 24 hours
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  Buy.com
For Books, Music, Movies & TV place over $40 (before tax and shipping charges) of eligible products in your shopping basket. Not valid with marketplace products, other restrictions apply.
ADVERTISEMENT
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    5% Back Sitewide with Promo Code REWARDME at Checkout - Ends 8/31/15 *See page for details
Buy From Other Sellers (4)
kobo
  • Take your library with you wherever you go
  • Use the device you want to use… smartphone, desktop and many of today’s most popular eReaders

WHY KOBO?

We love the Kobo eReading service… and we know you will too. We’ve partnered with them to bring you the most flexible, enjoyable eReading experience in the U.S.

SHOPPING ON KOBO

You’ll be asked to sign in or create a new account with Kobo. Once you do, you’ll immediately get access to millions of titles and be ready to start eReading. Anytime. Anyplace.

continue to kobo
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT