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    DescriptionFor the past decade change seemed to happen over night, every night. Fueled by the exponential rise of technology, the digital revolution was difficult for many to make sense of, but James Gleick watched and analyzed, criticized and commended, participated in and prophesized about the instantaneous transformations of the world as we knew it. What Just Happened is a collection of Gleick’s articles from this equally exciting and terrifying decade—remember Y2K?—that range from condemnations of maddeningly pervasive bugs in Microsoft software to the invisible shackles we wear in an “Inescapably Connected” world. Combining insight and reason with wit and passion, What Just Happened is an essential tour of our technology-driven mania.


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    Title
    What Just Happened
    Subtitle
    A Chronicle from the Information Frontier
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Gleick
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 131 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375713910
    ISBN 10: 0375713913
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: COM032000
    B&T General Subject: 650
    Ingram Subject Code: XG
    Libri: I-XG
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL040000
    DC21: 303.4833
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 303.48/33
    B&T Approval Code: A93130000
    DC22: 303.4833
    BISAC V2.8: POL000000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: TK5101 .G58 2002
    Thema V1.0: JP, UB
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    10 June 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    James Gleick (www.around.com) was born in New York City in 1954. He worked for ten years as an editor and reporter for "The New York Times," founded an early Internet portal, the Pipeline, and wrote three previous books: Chaos, Genius, and Faster. His latest book Isaac Newton""is available from Pantheon. He lives in the Hudson Valley of New York with his wife.
    Review quote
    "A marvellous journey around our technology-drenched world ... The work of a master." -"The Independent ""Gleick's a crack investigator who digs for the exceptional facts.... A worthy overview...on the brave new problems we've faced--and will face into the future." -"Detroit Free Press " "Invokes nostalgia for a simpler, more innocent time, before we took all this technology for granted." -"The Rocky Mountain News ""What Just Happened is a lively time capsule that examines the recent past--one that, not long ago, seemed fairly far-fetched." -"Columbus Dispatch ""Gleick is a writer blessed with a techie's mind and insight. . . . As we further immerse ourselves into a plugged-in world, it would be wise to listen to what Glieck had to say back when." --"Book Street USA ""Gleick is the king of popular science writing." --"Irish Times" "Gleick is one of America's leading exegete of the technological revolution that, like it or not, is taking over all our lives. He spends his at the cutting edge of computer and allied sciences, returning from the front with visions of the future." --"The Observer ""Gleick's essays remain pertinent." --"The New York Times Book Review ""James Gleick . . . is on the outer reaches of the electronic frontier . . . and [he] has mastered it." --"The Roanoke Times ""What Just Happened is a lively time capsule that examines the recent past-- one that, not long ago, seemed mostly far-fetched." --"The Columbus Dispatch "
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    For the past decade change seemed to happen over night, every night. Fueled by the exponential rise of technology, the digital revolution was difficult for many to make sense of, but James Gleick watched and analyzed, criticized and commended, participated in and prophesized about the instantaneous transformations of the world as we knew it. What Just Happened is a collection of Gleick's articles from this equally exciting and terrifying decade--remember Y2K?--that range from condemnations of maddeningly pervasive bugs in Microsoft software to the invisible shackles we wear in an "Inescapably Connected" world. Combining insight and reason with wit and passion, What Just Happened is an essential tour of our technology-driven mania.