Friday, August 18, 2006

Bruce Ambramson's Second Book, working title: The Secret Circuit

Many of you know FutureCatalyst Brainstorming Salon regular, Bruce Abramson. He's the author of Digital Phoenix. Why the Information Economy Collapsed and How It Will Rise Again.

Now he's working on his second book which he describes this way:

“The meta-theme of the second book is the same as the first: What does it mean for the world to transition from the industrial age to the information age? Beyond that, they diverge.

"Digital Phoenix was essentially about information business, as told through the lens of four front-page stories: the Internet Bubble, the Microsoft trial, the rise of Open Source, and the coming of Napster.

"The second book (working title, The Secret Circuit) is an institutional story about the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. This little-known and less-understood appellate court, located about a block from the White House, hears ALL appeals dealing with patent law, international trade law, and government business law (as well as a few other issues). In short, it is where we can see the rules governing innovation, globalization, and the role of government as an economic actor unfold.

"I've already got a contract with Rowman & Littlefield. I'm committed to manuscript delivery by the end of the calendar year, so I'm hoping for a 2007 publication date."