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5.0 out of 5 stars On why the world you are in is changing
I am a university lecturer (retired). This textbook has been seminal in my delivery of an Honours final year module at a modern British University. Students have uniformly said the text "opened their eyes" and helped them "make sense of the world they are in" and understand "the changes taking place around them". This book is a look, a great sweep of a look, at the...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Wish List
Don Tapscott's "The Digital Economy" is a wish list. In fact, it's everybody's wish list. Tapscott vision of the future is not too far from an episode of Star Trek. However, he failed to mention one major requirement for this Digital Economy to happen and that is the issue of bandwidth. For simple concepts such as video conferencing to happen in a practical...
Published on 5 Jun. 1997


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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant clarity of the sweeping changes of IT, 3 Jun. 1997
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This book challenges the technologically naive to look past their inability to understand the details of technology, by offering a view into the societal change that is forthcoming. The clarity that Tapscott attains is substantiated in a real way by a myriad of activities that are going on all around us, put to non-technical words in well-researched examples. These sweeping changes get lost in our daily lives but are recognized here for their collective effect on the larger public body. Overall, a wonderful reading enlightenment.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Tapscott looks beyond the hype of technology, 13 Dec. 1996
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One of the more thought provoking books about networked technology published in recent memory. The author writes in a style that is remarkably free of cliches and cyber-speak. Intended for the non-technical reader Tapscott explains technology in an effective, enjoyable style. He also discusses the possible ramifications of a networked economy and workforce on the lives of business leaders and the larger maco-economic by-product. Must reading for anyone who intends on doing business in the future.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Decided to start my own company after 1 reading., 9 April 1998
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This review is from: Digital Economy: Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence (Paperback)
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that this is where it is all at. We have a window onto the whole world if we choose to to get up and look through it. Couple this book with Rifkin's "The End of Work" and you know if you don't accept that it has become a digital world you will be left behind and out of work. This is a "must" read book for all business people in the "for or not for" (charity) business worlds.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great book., 14 Sept. 1997
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On re-reading The Digital Economy, I think it is still one of the most cogent and useful pieces about how the digital media is transforming business and society. One of its greatest contributions is to present a conceptual framework for discussing and explaining the impact of new technologies on business, government and education and healthcare. I also like the new introduction explaining ideas like "reintermediation."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Digital network reference book!, 22 Mar. 1997
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Thoroughly enjoyed this easy read from Tapscott on the exciting future that awaits us in an "Networked Society". His informative style encourages the reader to make notes on creative ways to use the digital networks today and in the very near future. This book has a great deal more content than "The Road Ahead" by Bill Gates. A must for internet 'entrepeneur wannabees'.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Bland generalizations about technology's impact, 18 Nov. 1998
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I rushed out get this book after reading 'Being Digital' by Negroponte. Digital Economy makes references to Negroponte. And it quickly became clear who had the original ideas. Negroponte made me think out of the box about the digital world. Digital Economy is all inside the box. And if you're aware of the state of the art , this is boring.
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4.0 out of 5 stars copy paste, 15 Jan. 1997
By A Customer
Liked the book, filled with examples, but unfortunately
there's nothing new in it. Tapscott ideas look a LOT like
those of Nicholas Negroponte (only 1.5 years later...) and
his critic on BPR wasn't very original either.
Anyway, his book remains pretty good as he succeeds in
structuring a lot better than Nicholas does.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE book on this subject!, 20 Sept. 1996
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Thorough and thought-provoking with examples and illustrations chosen for their relevance. No hype or flash, this is truly a desk reference for the thinking person on what is happening now and likely will happen in the future with public networking technology.
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2.0 out of 5 stars nothing brilliant here at all, 22 Dec. 1998
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This review is from: Digital Economy: Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence (Paperback)
Really nothing more than some rather sophmoric musings about how the digital age will revolutionize life as we know it. Tapscott uses his 10-year old daughter's thoughts as his primary source for inspiration.
Unfortunately, if you're at all involved in the Net field, you're not going to find anything Tapscott says interesting nor revolutionary.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent insight into the future digital economy, 8 Jan. 1998
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This review is from: Digital Economy: Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence (Paperback)
The book provides a realistic insight into the incredible future that will become increasingly digital in nature. It gives practical aspects of our multimedia services and applications unlike some other books that focuses on longer-term trends. I have often made references to it in my many speaking engagements at telecommunication seminars and conferences. It is truly the "reference" book for people interested in understanding and "riding the wave" of the information superhighway. Well done, Don Tapscott.
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