And that is where I was hooked. Edelman creates a team of characters that you want to succeed. Not that Natch is the most likeable character but somehow I wanted him to climb up the business ladder because of Jara, Horvil and Merri.
The technology is fantastic as well as believable, at least in context. You can project yourself anywhere whilst your physical body stays put. Millions of people can gather in the same place at the same time. And most impressive of all you can control your body by programming it.
Infoquake shows how a good sci-fi story can, and should, be. It shows the effect of technology on humanity and focuses on the humanity rather than the technology.