- Paperback: 332 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books; Revised edition (November 1, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140260404
- ISBN-13: 978-0140260403
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 140 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #745,731 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Road Ahead: Completely Revised and Up-to-Date Revised Edition
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Microsoft CEO Gates's musings on the future of the digital age spent 14 weeks on PW's bestseller list.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
This recording, the third based on Gates's best-selling book (the original abridgment was reviewed in Audio Reviews, LJ 1/96; the unabridged edition was reviewed in Audio Reviews, LJ 8/96), has been updated to include Gates's?and by extension, MicrosoftR's?sudden realization that the Internet is the Holy Grail of computing. Having been beaten to the punch by Netscape Communications (whose ubiquitous World Wide Web browsers own anywhere from 70 to 90 percent of the market), Gates finds himself playing catch-up. Here, he lays out MicrosoftR's internet strategies and outlines a brief history of the Internet's meteoric rise in popularity. Thankfully, after reading the new and revised passages, our nerdy-voiced host hands the ball off to reader Rick Adamson, who seems much more comfortable in front of a microphone. Recommended for libraries that passed on the previous two audio incarnations of The Road Ahead and for larger collections wherein popular technology materials circulate well.?Mark Annichiarico, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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What a visionary he was - and is today! He is a man to be much admired.
Mr Gates is overly optomistic that computers and the internet will solve most of society's problems. It was good to contrast his view of the near future with Jeremy Rifkin and others who believe mass unemployment will be the direct result of increased technological efficiencies.
It will be interesting to follow events as they unfold to see whose vision was more clear.
The CD is a rich multi-media experience that was an enjoyable trek through my past (I've been a software developer since the 60's) and gives strong glimpses of the future I'm currently involved in making happen.