on December 6, 2005
Ok. I admit it. I am one of the contributing authors. However, I had not read the other entries before and found the breadth of opinion covering several political cycles very helpful. I lived through most of this and even I learned things I didn't know before. Everyone interested in the topic of online politics and government from hard core academic interest to mere passing curiosity will find something to interest them in this book. My only thought might have been to order the chapters from earliest to current electoral cycles -- although it was interesting to peel away the layers going back to each previous electoral cycle to see which predictions stood the time test. The predictions of online voting and widespread campaign ads on the Internet did not really happen yet. I'm happy to report that my predictions about acts of drive by democracy seem to have held up pretty well. But that's for you to decide. Buy the book.