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Faster : the acceleration of just about everything

James Gleick (Author)
Overview: Most of us suffer some degree of "hurry sickness" a malady that has launched us into the "epoch of the nanosecond," a need-everything-yesterday sphere dominated by cell phones, computers, faxes, and remote controls. Yet for all the hours, minutes, and even seconds being saved, we're still filling our days to the point that we have no time for such basic human activities as eating, sex, and relating to our families. Written with fresh insight and thorough research, Faster is a wise and witty look at a harried world not likely to slow down anytime soon
Print Book, English, 2000
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Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, New York, 2000
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x, 330 pages ; 23 cm
9780679775485, 9780679408376, 067977548X, 0679408371
Life as Type A
Door close button
Your other face
Time goes standard
New accelerators
Seeing in slow motion
In real time
Lost in time
On Internet time
Quick: your opinion?
Decomposition takes time
On your mark, get set, think
Millisecond here, a millisecond there
1,440 minutes a day
Sex and paperwork
Modern conveniences
Jog more, read less
Eat and run
How many hours do you work?
7:15: took shower
Attention! Multitaskers
Prest-o change-o!
MTV zooms by
Allegro ma non troppo
Can you see it?
High-pressure minutes
Time and motion
Paradox of efficiency
365 ways to save time
Telephone lottery
Time is not money
Short-term memory
Law of small numbers
Acknowledgments and notes