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The Resource Totally wired : the rise and fall of Josh Harris and the great dotcom swindle, Andrew Smith

Totally wired : the rise and fall of Josh Harris and the great dotcom swindle, Andrew Smith

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Totally wired : the rise and fall of Josh Harris and the great dotcom swindle
Title
Totally wired
Title remainder
the rise and fall of Josh Harris and the great dotcom swindle
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Andrew Smith
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  • Rise and fall of Josh Harris and the great dotcom swindle
  • Rise & fall of Josh Harris and the great dotcom swindle
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eng
Summary
"One morning in February 2001, internet entrepreneur Josh Harris woke to certain knowledge that he was about to lose everything. The man Time magazine called 'The Warhol of the Web' was now reduced to the role of helpless spectator as his personal fortune dwindled from 85 million dollars, to 50 million, to nothing, all in the space of a week. Harris had been New York's first net millionaire, a maverick genius so preternaturally adapted to the fluid virtualities of the new online world that he saw it with a clarity almost no one else did. 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, in which Web 1.0 was wiped from the face of the earth. 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, 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"--Back cover
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YDX
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1961-
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Smith, Andrew
Dewey number
381.14209049
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Harris, Josh
  • Electronic commerce
  • Internet industry
  • Internet
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adult
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Totally wired : the rise and fall of Josh Harris and the great dotcom swindle, Andrew Smith
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1042121694
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic paperback edition.
Extent
xiv, 384 pages
Isbn
9780802129345
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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B H2428 ; XX-AB ; [A18BP132, #51, 4@$17.00, DLG/ ].
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  • (Sirsi) 1042121694
  • (OCoLC)1042121694
Label
Totally wired : the rise and fall of Josh Harris and the great dotcom swindle, Andrew Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1042121694
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic paperback edition.
Extent
xiv, 384 pages
Isbn
9780802129345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
B H2428 ; XX-AB ; [A18BP132, #51, 4@$17.00, DLG/ ].
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1042121694
  • (OCoLC)1042121694

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