Faster by James Gleick

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From the bestselling, National Book Award-nominated auhtor of Genius and Chaos, a bracing new work about the accelerating pace of change in today's 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. Yet for all the hours, minutes, and even seconds being saved, we're still filling our days to the point that we have no time for such basic human activities as eating, sex, and relating to our families. Written with fresh insight and thorough research, Faster is a wise and witty look at a harried world not likely to slow down anytime soon.

About James Gleick

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James Gleick ( was born in New York City in 1954. He worked for ten years as an editor and reporter for The New York Times, founded an early Internet portal, the Pipeline, and wrote three previous books: Chaos, Genius, and Faster. His latest book Isaac Newton is available from Pantheon. He lives in the Hudson Valley of New York with his wife.
Published September 15, 2000 by Little, Brown and Company. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Math, Computers & Technology, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Faster, faster, faster! That sometimes seems to be the mantra of friends, colleagues and advertisers. Get a faster computer. Get a faster car. And it's also, appropriately, the title of a book by J...

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Once we learned what time it was, measurable to the millionth of a nanosecond, we could treat time as a quantity, a commodity to be bought, sold and invested.

Sep 11 1999 | Read Full Review of Faster

The Well-Read Man

Oliver Goldsmith’s mid-eighteenth century novel The Vicar of Wakefield was one of the most widely read books of its era.

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