Doctor Benjamin Franklin's Dream America A Novel of the Digital American Revolution Damien Lincoln Ober
 
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It is 1777, in a colonial America where the internet, social media, and ubiquitous electronic communications are fully woven into the fabric of society. Hours after a top-secret Congressional sub-committee uploads the Articles of Confederation, a mysterious internet plague breaks loose in the cloud, killing any user who accesses a networked device. Seven in ten Americans are dead, the internet is abandoned. Seizing the moment, the British take control of New York and Philadelphia, scattering what little remains of the rebellion. Just when all seems lost, George Washington reappears from off-the-grid to pin the British army at Yorktown. Independence is won, but with the countryside in ruins and internet commerce impossible, the former colonies teeter on the brink of collapse. Meeting in secret, a faction of the Founding Fathers code a new error-proof operating system designed to stabilize the cloud and ensure everlasting American prosperity. Not everyone is happy with the new format. Believing the draconian regulations of the new OS a betrayal of the hard-fought revolution, Thomas Jefferson organizes a feisty, small-government opposition to fight the overreach of Washington's Federalist administration. Their most valuable weapon is Doctor Benjamin Franklin's Dream America, a new open-source social networking portal which will revolutionize representative government, return power to the people, and make Congress and the Presidency irrelevant . . .
TitleDoctor Benjamin Franklin's Dream America
SubtitleA Novel of the Digital American Revolution
AuthorDamien Lincoln Ober
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintNight Shade Books
Published2 January 2018
FormatPaperback
ISBN-139781597809191
Pages240
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.
ISBNs: 9781597809191 978-1-59780-919-1 Title: doctor benjamin franklins dream america category:FIC 
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