The author is a visionary engineer. He worked at MIT -despite of being dyslexic - and been involved with the real leaders of todays society of gifted engineers. For example, he worked on the 'Aspen project'  to film all the possible streets in Aspen, Colorado and to transfer them to a multimedia medium that allowed one to traverse these routes when played back on a player. We take this for granted now but this was really creative use of a cutting edge science. He has helped on the transfer from analogue tv to digital broadcasting. He forecast the usage mapping software for automobiles, and worked on GUI (Graphical User Interfaces) for pc and how to make them better. He always has time to look how his concepts could be better for complete strangers to his domain. What holds this book back is a lack of narrative, he has done so much that its hard to see a common thread to hang it all together. Its a shame i waited so long to read it, most of it has yet to occour and some is happening already. I feel humble to think engineers like him have such calibre. Pure genius. I enjoyed this book very much, though it was hard to take in so much.
on 28 February 2001
Considering the book being written in 1995, the Prof. Nicholas Negroponte is a genius in pinpointing at that time the trends of the digital revolution. It is also easy to read, even if the reader doesn't have technical skills, being now almost a bible for the revolutionary digital world.
on 12 July 1999
Quite simply, this is one of the best books that gives an insight into what the digital world may have to offer.
Whilst you may find some of the issues strange or even a little out of date, I can assure you that this is well worth reading...