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by Andrew Smith

Four years in the making, ‘Totally Wired’ follows the spectacular rise and fall of Josh Harris, New York’s flamboyant first internet millionaire and founder of the world’s first internet TV portal, Pseudo.com, during the wild first phase of the Web and accompanying 'dotcom boom'. More broadly it tells the story of New York and the world's pre-millennial, pre-911 last hurrah and our transition to the age of social media. Moving from Gotham to San Francisco, Utah, London and Addis Ababa, the book also unravels one of the Twentieth Century's great mysteries - namely, who killed Web 1.0 and the dotcoms? The truth will shock even the steeliest cynics.

'A brilliant exploration of madness and genius in the early days of the web' - The Guardian

'Dark and compelling. The counter culture tremor from which the social media earthquake erupted' ' Daily Mail

'One can imagine the elevator pitch that would sell this rumbunctious account of the Nineties dot-bust to Hollywood: "The Social Network meets Hammer of the Gods via Warhol's Factory." With Mark E Smith's The Fall clattering out beneath the titles. I'd go. Wouldn't you?' - The Independent

'Effervescent and vivid. This is a book whose time has come' - The Sunday Times

'Fascinating...a slice of life never to be repeated...first incarnation of the internet of the 1990s...peppered with enjoyable anecdotes' - The Observer

'Essential and thrilling...a vivid, engaging portrait of a gigantic, contradictory, infuriating character who helped create the present...A brilliant, funny, important book' - Frank Cottrell Boyce, writer '24 Hour Party People', 'Millions'

'In his first book, Moondust, Smith interviewed the nine astronauts who had walked on the moon; here he talks to the early internet pioneers to piece together another pivotal moment in human history' - The Financial Times

'The first great analysis of the internet era' - The National

‘Telling the story of the rise of the internet and its all-pervasive influence on our culture, what emerges is both utterly absorbing and highly entertaining’ The Oldie

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PublisherSimon & Schuster
GanreNon Fiction
Release date 06.06.2013
Pages count308
eBook formatPaperback, (torrent)En
File size1.3 Mb
Book rating3.88 (32 votes)
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