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A Brief History of the Future

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The Internet is the most remarkable thing human beings have built since the Pyramids. John Naughton's book intersperses wonderful personal stories with an authoritative account of where the Net actually came from, who invented it and why, and where it might be taking us. Most of us have no idea of how the Internet works or who created it. Even fewer have any idea of what it means for society and the future. In a cynical age, John Naughton has not lost his capacity for wonder. He examines the nature of his own enthusiasm for technology and traces its roots in his lonely childhood and in his relationship with his father. A Brief History of the Future is an intensely personal celebration of vision and altruism, ingenuity and determination and above all, of the power of ideas, passionately felt, to change the world.

Product code: 9780753810934

ISBN 9780753810934
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
No. Of Pages 352
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H196xW133xS27
On Sale Date 01/01/2001
This book that tells the whole story of the internet from its origins in the 1940s to the advent of the worldwide web at the dawn of the 21st century.