Not really. About “The End,” I mean. This is not the end. This book is not actually the last one you’ll ever read. But it’s still a good one… and worth reading. You know, before you come to the last book you’ll ever read. Which, now that I think of it, might be the Bible. Or Anna Karenina. I only say that because it’s a million pages long. Wikipedia tells me it’s widely considered one of the best works of fiction written… ever. As in EVER.
Is it on my shelf? Yes. Have I read it? No. I mean, for crying out loud… LOOK AT IT! >>>
Here’s how it begins: Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
How the heck did I get here? This has absolutely nothing to do with the book I’m talking about today. Unless, of course, AK (that’s what all the cool kids call Tolstoy’s work – or, like me, they can’t spell Karrrininininna) references Nanotechnoloogy, Japanese Rule and The Electric Highway. No? Didn’t think so!
For one thing, it came with a disk… as in, a computer disk… one of the small ones, not mini or micro but not the big, floppy kind, either. Macintosh Computer users were told they could listen to the book from the disk, which only needed an Apple Superdrive. Okay, I’ve never heard of a “Superdrive” but it sounds high-end!
But I’m digressing.
The book is nothing like I expected. I don’t even know how to describe it. Huh. No, seriously. Or is that yes, seriously?
See, let me start at the beginning. I thought this was a self-help book. When I perused it, it seemed self-help-y. But it’s not. But kinda is. Sorta.
It’s about the future. Oh, and did I mention? The future is NOW.
Smart houses and smart phones, The Future Survival Guide and Robotized Stores… it’s all here. And maybe it’s the kind of thing that interests you?
For me… meh. *shrug*
But still, I gave it a try… wee little chunks at a time… over the course of a year…
And now, I’m bringing it here for you.
Ogden was called “A catalyst for change” and since having the ability to adapt to change is a big part of self-help (see where I mentioned it HERE, among other places throughout this blog)… it seems like a fit.
Oh, what the hay! I often say I let the books choose me… and share because someone may want or need it. It *is* a very cool book, way ahead of its time. But for me, definitely NOT the last book I’ll ever read. Not by a long shot.