Theories of the Mobile Internet

Theories of the Mobile Internet

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This volume proposes the mobile Internet is best understood as a socio-technical qassemblageq of objects, practices, symbolic representations, experiences and affects. Authors from a variety of disciplines discuss practices mediated through mobile communication, including current phone and tablet devices. The converging concepts of Materialities (ranging from the political economy of communication to physical devices) and Imaginaries (including cultural values, desires and perceptions) are touchstones for each of the chapters in the book.Apparently, the President asked SteveJobs whyhe didnAltbuild iPhonesinthe U.S., and Jobs replied thatthose positions ... human costs of thisscale and flexibility, andthe effects of this scaleand flexibilityon U.S. abilityto competein a global market. ... positions, and the $2 billion in stockhigh-level Apple employees and directors received (on topof their salaries)in 2011. ... said goodbye, the Apple executive pulled an iPhone from his pocket to show offa new applicationAba driving gameAbwithanbsp;...

Title:Theories of the Mobile Internet
Author:Andrew Herman, Jan Hadlaw, Thom Swiss
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-11-27


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