Constant Touch: A Global History of the Mobile Phone[wpramazon asin=”1840465417″]Find More Mobile Phone News ProductsRelated Posts: SMS Marketing - Have U heard about (Short Message…By Dean Schlenker|2012-04-25T22:46:35+00:00April 25th, 2012|Mobile Phone News|1 CommentShare This Story, Choose Your Platform!FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInTumblrPinterestVkEmail About the Author: Dean Schlenker Related Posts Naturally Fluent English Language Program Naturally Fluent English Language Program where can i register my mobile phone for free instant business news alerts? where can i register my mobile phone for free instant business news alerts? The New Rules of Marketing & PR: How to Use Social Media, Online Video, Mobile Applications, Blogs, News Releases, and Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly The New Rules of Marketing & PR: How to Use Social Media, Online Video, Mobile Applications, Blogs, News Releases, and Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly Free & Easy Internet Money! 2012 Donation Network Free & Easy Internet Money! 2012 Donation Network Programming Android Programming Android One Comment C. Taylor April 25, 2012 at 11:42 pm 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful Accessible & Comprehensive history of the mobile phone, September 29, 2006By C. Taylor (Melbourne, VIC, Australia) – This review is from: Constant Touch: A Global History of the Mobile Phone (Paperback)Where did mobile phones come from? What makes them so attractive? Why have they come to represent a dominant part of our everyday lives? Jon Agar’s investigation into the origins and impact of mobile phones on a global scale is an important and necessary contribution to research in this area. His discussion of complex and ‘dry’ details of mobile network expansion and commodification in various countries, is clear and accessible, with relevant examples given to elucidate various points. By linking developments in various countries together, Agar is able to paint a clear picture, of the global development of this ubiquitous technology. Agar’s extended investigation into the impact of mobile phones on various aspects of culture, as well as the possible future of these technologies, is strengthened through a drawing together of the historical patterns he lays down throughout the book. Although at times Agar can gloss quickly over some interesting points that might have benefited from further discussion (cultural impacts in general, in the third world, and further possible trajectories for mobile technology uses as examples). The flip side of this is that it is a quick read: the reader quickly gains valuable knowledge and insight into what is essentially and unknown and un-investigated aspect of very recent history. Agar offers the reader an essential and helpful text for anyone interested in or investigating mobile phones and their place within society and culture. The reader really develops an appreciation for this small piece of technology that seems to be changing large parts of our everyday lives.Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | CommentComments are closed.