“A bracing swim in the waters of science, technology and fiction.” —Washington Post
“A thrilling journey of ideas.
James Gleick, the author of the best sellers Chaos and Genius, now brings us a work just as astonishing and masterly. a revelatory chronicle and meditation that shows how information has become the modern era’s defining quality—the blood, the fuel, the vital principle of our world.
Most of us suffer some degree of "hurry sickness." a malady that has launched us into the "epoch of the nanosecond," a need-everything-yesterday sphere dominated by cell phones, computers, faxes, and remote controls.