James Heffernan, Professor of English, Emeritus; Frederick Sessions Beebe Professor in the Art of Writing, Emeritus

Since Virginia is my daughter, I will simply quote from one of the many admiring comments and reviews this book has elicited:

“Heffernan is a new species of wizard, able to perform literary magic upon supersonic technology. Her superpower is to remove the technology from technology, leaving the essential art. You might get an epiphany, like I did, of what a masterpiece this internet thing is. Heffernan has the cure for the small thinking that everyday hardware often produces. She generates marvelous insights at the speed of light, warmed up by her well-worn classical soul. It's a joy and revelation to be under her spell.”—Kevin Kelly, author of What Technology Wants and co-founder of Wired