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Richard Seyler Ling
|Description:||xi, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||The forgotten mobile phone --
DeWitt Clinton's "grand salute" versus technologies of social mediation --
"My idea of heaven is a daily routine" : coordination and the development of mechanical timekeeping --
"Four-wheeled bugs with detachable brains" : the constraining freedom of the automobile --
"If I didn't have a mobile phone then I would be stuck" : the diffusion of mobile communication --
"We are either abused or spoiled by it--it is difficult to say" : constructing legitimacy for the mobile phone --
Mobile communication and its readjustment of the social ecology --
"It is not your desire that decides" : the reciprocal expectations of mobile telephony --
Digital Gemeinschaft in the era of cars, clocks, and mobile phones.
"While mobile communication may have entered the realm of the mundane, Rich Ling's story about how it got there is anything but. This book makes an important and timely contribution to the way we