The Third Wave of Computing Has Just Begun

0 – The following is a q&a featuring Steve Case. He has a new book out, The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future.

This book isn’t the first book with the title The Third Wave. You’re clearly playing homage to the futurist Alvin Toffler. Tell me about him, and why his book influenced you.

I read Alvin Toffler’s The Third Wave when it came out in 1980 and I was a senior at Williams College. He imagined an electronic global village where people could access an array of services and information, participate in an interactive world, and build a community not based on geography but on common interests. In other words, he was predicting the commercialization of the Internet.



photo CC by Chris Wells


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