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Always on : how the iPhone unlocked the anything - anytime - anywhere future--and locked us in

Author: Brian X Chen
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book looks at the social implications of having all of one's technology in a single device and the notion of being plugged into information and socially available all the time. Steve Jobs introduced the original iPhone as a combination of (just) "three revolutionary products" : an iPod, a cell phone, and a keyboard less handheld computer. But with the introduction of the App Store, it has quickly evolved into a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian X Chen
ISBN: 9780306819605 0306819600
OCLC Number: 657595634
Description: vii, 248 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The dream of the perfect thing --
A new frontier --
The always-on society --
Skyscraper businesses --
The battle for control --
Smarter or dumber? --
For better or worse --
Disconnected --
iSpy: the end of privacy --
Perfect vision.
Responsibility: Brian X. Chen.

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An intriguing, definitive analysis of technology's current "all-in-one" revolution, and a serious reflection on the social implications of an "always on" society.  Read more...

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Kirkus Reviews, 5/1/11 "A swift, engaging analysis of how the iPhone is changing the way technology is integrating contemporary society...A relevant, refreshingly charismatic nod to personal Read more...

 
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