Thank You for Being Late by Thomas Friedman

This book is about the accelerating pace of life due to technology. I thought that this book had many very interesting and varied topics. The author wrote a previous business book, The World is Flat, which won a business book award. This book is on the longlist for the same award.

Early in the book, the author explains why the year 2007 was a very significant year for many different reasons, some obvious and others not so obvious. As for the obvious, 2007 was the beginning of the great recession. The less obvious reasons for its significance is the number of technological advances that occurred that year. These technological advances include the release of the first IPhone, facebook opening to non-college students, twitter opening and several other landmark technological advances.

The book also explains Moore’s Law, which states the number of transistors on a circuit would double every two years. This sounds hard to understand, but it essentially means that computers have double the computing power every two years on average. He then imagines that Moore’s Law was applied to the automobile industry. I will not ruin the conclusion that the book arrives at because it is fascinating and the book describes it much better than I can.

Overall, I enjoyed this book a lot and felt that it had many interesting and varied topics. I placed this book on level 2.

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