The book was probably an interesting read for untravelled Americans. For travelled Europeans it could be entitled 'The Bleedin Obvious'. Also, the author is excessively long winded and repetitive about getting his point across making several analogies along the way of which many are not required. The fact the book was written over 10 years ago really shows in its portrayal of communications and current economies. On the back of the book there is the impression that the book has been written on the back of September 11th, but this is has been engineered into the revised publication. Avoid it unless you have been in a coma for 10 years.