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9780753810934

A Brief History of the Future

by John Naughton


ISBN-10

075381093X

ISBN-13

9780753810934


List Price

$13.58

Book Specs


Binding
Trade Paper
Publisher
Phoenix Paperbacks
Published on  
Oct 5, 2000
Edition

2nd Edition

Dimensions

5.24x1.06x7.72 Inches

Weight

0.69 Pounds

About the Book


The only book that tells the whole story of the internet from its origins in the 1940s to the advent of the worldwide web at the dawn of the 21st century

The Internet is the most remarkable thing human beings have built since the Pyramids. John Naughton's book intersperses wonderful personal stories with an authoritative account of where the Net actually came from, who invented it and why, and where it might be taking us. Most of us have no idea of how the Internet works or who created it. Even fewer have any idea of what it means for society and the future. In a cynical age, John Naughton has not lost his capacity for wonder. He examines the nature of his own enthusiasm for technology and traces its roots in his lonely childhood and in his relationship with his father. A Brief History of the Future is an intensely personal celebration of vision and altruism, ingenuity and determination and above all, of the power of ideas, passionately felt, to change the world.


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