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Notes from the Internet Apocalypse - Wayne Gladstone
Notes from the Internet Apocalypse
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When the Internet suddenly stops working, society reels from the loss of flowing data and streaming entertainment. Addicts wander the streets talking to themselves in 140 characters or forcing cats to perform tricks for their amusement, while the truly desperate pin their requests for casual... show more
When the Internet suddenly stops working, society reels from the loss of flowing data and streaming entertainment. Addicts wander the streets talking to themselves in 140 characters or forcing cats to perform tricks for their amusement, while the truly desperate pin their requests for casual encounters on public bulletin boards. The economy tumbles and the government passes the draconian NET Recovery Act.For Gladstone, the Net’s disappearance comes particularly hard, following the loss of his wife, leaving his flask of Jamesons and grandfather’s fedora as the only comforts in his Brooklyn apartment. But there are rumors that someone in New York is still online. Someone set apart from this new world where Facebook flirters "poke" each other in real life and members of Anonymous trade memes at secret parties. Where a former librarian can sell information as a human search engine and the perverted fulfill their secret fetishes at the blossoming Rule 34 club. With the help of his friends---a blogger and a webcam girl, both now out of work---Gladstone sets off to find the Internet. But is he the right man to save humanity from this Apocalypse?For those of you wondering if you have WiFi right now, Wayne Gladstone’s Notes from the Internet Apocalypse examines the question "What is life without the Web?"
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781250045027 (1250045029)
ASIN: 1250045029
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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Reading Rainstorm
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3.5 Reading Online: Notes from the Internet Apocalypse
Last week, I found a list of every book I had read, circa 2004 to 2010, in a forgotten folder on an old flash drive. I updated the list for a few years after starting online records on LibraryThing, Goodreads, and now BookLikes, then abandoned it to obscurity as the online records became much easie...
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2.0 Notes from the Internet Apocalypse (Audible) - This is the first of a trilogy? Backspace...Backspace!
Yeah. This is what I get for trying a book out without reading reviews concerning it. The idea sounded interesting, so I thought I'd give it a go using my Audible account. I won't make that mistake again! I can't quite put into words why this book and I didn't click. I can see why people would l...
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