The Road Ahead, Volume 1

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Viking, 1995 - Computers - 286 pages
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What is the information highway? How will the new technology change our lives? Do I have to learn to use a computer? Will my job become obsolete? Welcome to The Road Ahead. We have all been bombarded by the seemingly endless hype about the information highway and the coming age of technology. Now, Bill Gates - who built Microsoft into one of the most successful companies in the world - gives us his vision of what the future holds for us. The Road Ahead is his bird's-eye view of the undiscovered territory on the information highway - an authoritative, thought-provoking, and very readable travel guide for the journey. In this optimistic and refreshingly realistic book, Gates looks ahead to show how the emerging technologies of the digital age will transform all our lives. As he says, we are on the brink of a new revolution, and crossing a technology threshold that will forever change the way we buy, work, learn, and communicate with each other.

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User Review  - Javiera Alarcon - Goodreads

Interesting outlook on the information highway and being that this was published in 1995, Bill Gates seemed to have a clairvoyant view of where technology was headed even if his company didn't get there fast enough; provides an insight into an industrious and curious mind. Read full review

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User Review  - Jirka Janák - Goodreads

It was written in 1995 and even today it's interesting to see how well Bill Gates anticipated how computers, and especially the internet, would change the world. I wonder if young Mark Zuckerberg read this book, because his Facebook really fits into many predictions made by Gates. Read full review

Contents

The Beginning of the Information Age
20
Lessons from the Computer Industry
35
Applications and Appliances
65
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Gates is the chairman and chief executive officer of Microsoft Corporation. His vision and commitment regarding personal computing have been central to the success of Microsoft and in the advancement of software technology.

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