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Totally Wired

Totally Wired

The Wild Rise and Crazy Fall of the First Dotcom Dream

The story of the dotcom bubble, its tumultuous crash, and the visionary pioneer at its epicentre...One morning in February 2001, Josh Harris woke to the 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. In the space of a week. If the mania attending those events is hard to recall, it's because when the crash came, the dreams and expectations of those surreal few years were swept away with near Biblical inclemency: little 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 as a new one evolved before our eyes, with anything imaginable seeming to be possible, in real time...
In his bestselling book Moondust Andrew Smith looked at the lives of the nine remaining Moonwalkers, how their exploits helped shape an era and how that era left its mark on them. In Totally Wired, he goes in search of the truth about one of the most extraordinary and mysterious events of the 20th century, the dotcom bubble of the 1990s, and draws a direct line from there to where we are now.
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  • Simon & Schuster UK | 
  • 416 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781847374493 | 
  • August 2012
List Price £19.99

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Andrew Smith
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Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith is the author of the international bestseller Moondust: In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth. As a journalist he has written for Melody Maker, The Face, The Sunday Times, and The Observer. He has also written and presented two documentaries for BBC Four, Being Neil Armstrong, and To Kill a Mockingbird at 50.

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