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Constant touch : a global history of the mobile phone

Author: Jon Agar
Publisher: Cambridge : Icon, 2003
Series: Revolutions in science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jon Agar takes the mobile to pieces, tracing what makes it work, and puts it together again, showing how it was built in different national contexts in the United States, Europe and the Far East. Constant Touch is a global history of the mobile phone."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Agar, Jon.
Constant touch.
Cambridge : Icon, 2003 (2004 [printing])
(OCoLC)989088129
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Agar
ISBN: 1840465417 9781840465419
OCLC Number: 56465541
Description: vi, 180 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm.
Contents: 1. What's in a phone? --
2. Save the ether --
3. Born in the USA --
4. The Nordic way --
5. Europe before GSM : La Donna e Mobile, Die Manner Nicht! --
6. GSM : European Union --
7. Digital America divided --
8. Mob rule : competition and class in the UK --
9. Decommunisation = capitalist power + cellularisation --
10. Japanese garden --
11. Txt msgs + TxtPower --
12. Two organisations in the congo --
13. The Nokia way --
to the Finland base station! --
14. Mobile phones as a threat to health --
15. Cars, phones and crime --
16. Phones on film --
17. The globe is made by standards --
18. Perpetuum mobile? --
Txt msgs : a transcript.
Series Title: Revolutions in science.
Responsibility: Jon Agar ; series editor, Jon Turney.

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The mobile phone is one of the wonders of the modern world. This vibrant, popular history tells the story of the mobile, what happened and why.  Read more...

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