Makers: A Novel of the Whirlwind Changes to Come

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Perry and Lester invent things--seashell robots that make toast, Boogie Woogie Elmo dolls that drive cars. They also invent entirely new economic systems, like the "New Work," a New Deal for the technological era. Barefoot bankers cross the nation, microinvesting in high-tech communal mini-start-ups like Perry and Lester's. Together, they transform the nation, and Suzanne Church, a journo turned blogger, is there to document it. Then it slides into collapse. Perry and Lester build a network of interactive rides in abandoned Wal-Marts across the land. As their rides, which commemorate the New Work's glory days, gain in popularity, a rogue Disney executive grows jealous and engineers a savage attack. Lawsuits multiply as venture capitalists take on a new investment strategy: backing litigation against companies like Disney. Lester and Perry's friendship falls to pieces when Lester gets the "fatkins" treatment, turning him into a sybaritic gigolo. Then things get really interesting.
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