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Essential and Thrilling,
This review is from: Totally Wired: The Wild Rise and Crazy Fall of the First Dotcom Dream (Hardcover)
Andrew Smith wrote that brilliant book - Moondust - which reminded us of the wonder of the Apollo programme. This book does the same for a much more recent technological miracle - the internet. Browsers, websites, email and messaging are so much part of our lives now that it's disorientating to realise how recently they were invented. It's amusing and thought-provoking to be reminded what life was like before and what the "internet" looked like before browsers. I'd completely forgotten about compuserve and AOL. I'd never even heard of Josh Harris. Smith paints a vivid, engaging portrait of a gigantic, contradictory, infuriating character who helped create the present.
A brilliant, funny, important book.