• What Just Happened

  • A Chronicle from the Information Frontier
  • By: James Gleick
  • Narrated by: Dan Cashman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 18-03-05
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Books on Tape
  • 3 out of 5 stars 3.0 (1 rating)

Summary

As one of our leading science writers, James Gleick has always been ahead of the curve. He chronicled the genius of the great physicist Richard Feynman and explained chaos theory in a way all of us could understand. Now, in a collection of previously published pieces, he muses on the Internet revolution that has taken place all around us. From the foibles and ambitions of Microsoft, which he predicted would come to take over the world years before it became obvious to the rest of us, to the futuristic possibilities of mobile networked computing, Gleick gives us a gradual and inexorable account of the way computers have come to pervade our lives.
©2000 James Gleick (P)2002 Books on Tape, Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Stephanie on 29-10-05

Past it's prime

This would have been a great read some years ago, but the information age has progressed so rapidly that it is now largely outdated. Come back in twenty years and it will be interesting as a chronicle of the early years; now it is just old news.

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1 out of 5 stars
By KENNETH on 25-08-11

Too Out of Date to Enjoy ...

Probably a fine read in 2000, or listen in 2002. Do not waste your time in 2011, as I groaned too often through the first half of the book about the claimed novelty of word processing font innovations or PDAs - while listening to the book on my 2011 I-Pad. I did not listen to the end (something I have done on only one other occasion), and don't regret it at all.

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