Next: The Future Just Happened (Google eBook)

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W. W. Norton & Company, May 17, 2002 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
30 Reviews

The New York Times bestseller. "His book is a wake-up call at a time when many believe the net was a flash in the pan."—BusinessWeek

With his knowing eye and wicked pen, Michael Lewis reveals how the Internet boom has encouraged changes in the way we live, work, and think. In the midst of one of the greatest status revolutions in the history of the world, the Internet has become a weapon in the hands of revolutionaries. Old priesthoods are crumbling. In the new order, the amateur is king: fourteen-year-olds manipulate the stock market and nineteen-year-olds take down the music industry. Unseen forces undermine all forms of collectivism, from the family to the mass market: one black box has the power to end television as we know it, and another one may dictate significant changes in our practice of democracy. With a new afterword by the author. 
  

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Review: Next: The Future Just Happened

User Review  - Chris Aldrich - Goodreads

Generally the excellent writing and storytelling we expect from Lewis. Alas, the coverage is becoming a bit dated making it more interesting historical vignettes from the "early" days of the internet ... Read full review

Review: Next: The Future Just Happened

User Review  - June - Goodreads

4 stories about the internet's possibilities, including the 15 year old investor from Cedar Grove who talked up a stock, the child who gave legal advise, and the men who invented and then reinvented file servers. interesting but very piecemeal. Read full review

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211
VIII
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About the author (2002)

Michael Lewis, the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, The Money Culture, The New New Thing, Moneyball, The Blind Side, Panic, Home Game, The Big Short, and Boomerang, among other works, lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.