Praise for Future Shop (Original Edition)

“Some day, consumer information sources like those envisaged by Snider and Ziporyn will materialize. The more this book is read, the sooner it will happen.”

—F.M. Scherer, Professor of Business and Government, Harvard University

“Snider and Ziporyn powerfully describe the glass highways of the future, which will not only benefit consumers but will also provide fantastic opportunities for schools, hospitals, businesses, and the average American as we enter the Information Age of the 21st century.”
—Conrad Burns, Chair of U.S. Senate Communications Subcommittee 

Future Shop is a look into tomorrow’s world of household/buying. It is full of surprises, disconcerting ideas, and useful information. I would think that forward-looking businesses would profit from it as much as forward-looking consumers.”
—Robert Heilbroner, Professor of Economics, New School for Social Research

Future Shop describes a telecommunications age in which the foundations of our market economy will be radically different. The authors present a bold, innovative manifesto for change. It’s amazing that work on a subject that means so much to consumers has not appeared before.”
—Marvin Cetron, author of American Renaissance

Future Shop is well-intentioned, well-reasoned and intentionally provocative–Snider and Ziporyn deliver on their promise to remake the very idea of consumerism.”
—Jonathan Kirsch, Los Angeles Times Book Review

“The authors have documented and quantified what most of us know through personal experience; that our retail distribution system has become increasingly inefficient and is fostering confusion and abuse to the consumer. The enormous conservation of resources in our society that this book describes makes its contribution significant.”
—R.K. Snelling, Executive Vice President of BellSouth Communications