ISBN 9781847394613,Totally Wired : The Wild Rise And Crazy Fall Of The First Dotcom Dream

Totally Wired : The Wild Rise And Crazy Fall Of The First Dotcom Dream



Simon & Schuster Books

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9781847394613

ISBN-10 1847394612


Number of Pages 416 Pages
Language (English)


On the morning of Monday, April 3, 2000, Josh Harris woke to the knowledge that he was about to lose everything. Harris, the man Time magazine called 'The Warhol of the Web was reduced to the role of helpless spectator as the Nasdaq index collapsed like a house of cards, and his personal fortune dwindled from 85 million 70 20... to nothing. If the mania attending the last six months of 1999 is hard to completely recall, it's because when the crash came the events, dreams and expectations of those few brief years were swept away with near Biblical inclemency: just more than a decade later they seem shrouded in a kind of pre-Millennial mist; might never have happened. How easy to forget that at the end of 1999, the world seemed to be spinning off its axis. In Moondust Andrew Smith looked at the lives of the Moonwalkers, how their exploits helped shape an era and how the era left its mark on them. In Totally Wired, Andrew Smith looks at the dotcom bubble and examines its lasting legacy for both its players, and for the 21st Century.