Totally Wired by Andrew Smith audiobook

Totally Wired: The Rise and Fall of Josh Harris and The Great Dotcom Swindle

By Andrew Smith
Read by Adam Lofbomm

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781684574094

  • ISBN: 9781684574094

Runtime: 11.38 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Josh Harris had been New York's first net millionaire. He founded the city's first dotcom, Pseudo.com, and paved the way for a cadre of net-savvy twentysomethings to follow, riding a wave of tech euphoria to unimagined wealth and fame for five years, before losing it all in the great dotcom crash of 2000. Long before then, however, Harris's view of where the web would take us had darkened, and he began a series of lurid social experiments aimed at illustrating his worst fear: that the internet would soon alter the very fabric of society—cognitive, social, political, and otherwise.

In Totally Wired, award-winning author and journalist Andrew Smith seeks to unravel the opaque and mysterious episodes of the twentieth century dotcom craze, in which the seeds of our current reality were sown. Drawing on in-depth interviews with Harris and the former pioneers who worked alongside him in downtown Manhattan's "Silicon Alley," the narrative moves from a compound in the wild south of Ethiopia, through New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, London, and Salt Lake City, Utah; from the dawn of the web to the present, taking in the rise of retro-truth, troll society, and the unexpected origins of the net itself, as our world has grown uncannily to resemble the one Harris predicted—and had urged us to evade.

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Author Bio: Andrew Smith

Author Bio: Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith lives in the mountains above Los Angeles on a ranch where he and his family keep horses. In addition to writing, he teaches high school advance placement classes and coaches rugby.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 11.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English