How could we have all been taken in by dot.com mania? Why did so many people believe the hype? And is anyone to blame? It was the most gripping boom-and-bust drama of our time: a story of hysteria and harebrained schemes, of ridiculously over-inflated prices (and egos), of fortunes won and lost overnight.
In 'Dot.Con' journalist John Cassidy, a consistently sceptical voice during this heady period, reveals what happened. That it wasn't just about a stockmarket bubble: everyone was along for the ride - from politicians to pundits, from a media willing to puff hopeless companies to the ordinary punter enticed by the prospect of instant wealth. And it was about how we saw ourselves, and refused to learn the lessons of history, as the twenty-first century dawned . . .