Cellphone / Edition 1

Cellphone / Edition 1

by Paul Levinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403960410

ISBN-13: 9781403960412

Pub. Date: 04/01/2004

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Although the Internet takes us everywhere in cyberspace, it usually requires us to be seated behind a desk. In contrast, the cellphone lets us walk through the world, fully connected. Cellphone explores the history of mobility in media--from books to cameras to transistor radios to laptops--and examines the unique impact of a device that sits in a pocket or

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Although the Internet takes us everywhere in cyberspace, it usually requires us to be seated behind a desk. In contrast, the cellphone lets us walk through the world, fully connected. Cellphone explores the history of mobility in media--from books to cameras to transistor radios to laptops--and examines the unique impact of a device that sits in a pocket or palm, and lets us converse by voice or text. The restricting and liberating edge of accessibility transforms restaurants, public transport, automobiles, romance, literacy, parent-child relationships, war, and indeed all walks of life, trivial and profound. Like an organic cell that moves, evolves, combines with other cells, and generates, the cellphone has become a complex sparkplug of human life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403960412
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface: The Irresistible Calling
• Figures
• The "Miracle-Phone"
• Information on the Move
• World Wide Spiderweb
• The Mobile Hearth
• The Drawbacks of Always Being in Touch
• The Social Intruder
• Kids on the Hook
• More than a Conversation Piece
• Leapfrogging Landlines and the Digital Divide
• The Cellphone at War
• Future Calls *Selected Bibliography, with Annotations
• Index

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