In lively, mordantly witty prose, Negroponte decodes the mysteries--and debunks the hype--surrounding bandwidth, multimedia, virtual reality, and the Internet, and explains why such touted innovations as the fax and the CD-ROM are likely to go the way of the BetaMax. 'Succinct and readable. . . . If you suffer from digital anxiety . . . here is a book that lays it all out for you.'--Newsday. From the Trade Paperback edition.