New York: Viking Press, 1995
First edition. First printing, with the full number line on the copyright page. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page: “Tom, / The years ahead will / be very exciting. I / hope we can take / time to relax and / golf together as this all unfolds! / Bill.” A fine, unread copy. In a fine dust jacket. The interactive CD-ROM present, and unopened. An outstanding example, likely the most desirable copy to come to market thus far. The inscription captures the dawn of our information age, when one of its chief architects could only imagine what might unfold. Within weeks of publication, Gates would revise The Road Ahead - and indeed shift the focus of Microsoft - as he had initially underestimated the astonishing growth of internet.