Notes from the Internet Apocalypse
Thomas Dunne Books
March 4, 2014
"When the Internet suddenly stops working, society reels from the loss of flowing data and streaming entertainment. Addicts wander the streets talking to themselves in 140 characters or forcing cats to perform tricks for their amusement, while the truly desperate pin their requests for casual encounters on public bulletin boards. The economy tumbles and the government passes the draconian NET Recovery Act. For Gladstone, the Net’s disappearance comes particularly hard...But there are rumors that someone in New York is still online."
What La Generalista has to say:
Wonderful satire of our virtual world and the perils therein.
This is a great read for anyone who lives and breathes internet, but can remember life before the web. Wonderful satire of our virtual world and the perils therein. Entertaining charicatures defining the strange habits many of us acquired online and the behaviors that persist.
La Generalista is the online identity of Alicia Wanless – a researcher and practitioner of strategic communications for social change in a Digital Age.
Alicia researches how we shape — and are shaped — by a changing information space. As the Director of Strategic Communications at The SecDev Foundation, Alicia develops campaigns and strategies for engaging beneficiaries in outreach and behavioural change. Her work includes developing a training program that deals with verifying information and the spread of content online, and has supported projects in the Middle East, Vietnam and the post-Soviet space.