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Computer Supported Cooperative Work

Mobile World

Past, Present and Future

Editors: Hamill, Lynne, Lasen, Amparo (Eds.)

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Why have mobile phones so quickly become part of our everyday lives? This book brings together the perspectives of key researchers in the area to explore lessons on social shaping, examining what can be learnt from the adoption of mobile devices that can be applied to other, newer, digital technologies.

Forecasting the impact of new technology is always difficult. Occasionally demand is underestimated, but more often it is overestimated, and at great cost. Digital technology is unlike anything that has gone before, making it particularly difficult to understand its implications for businesses, public services and society in general. By looking at what has happened in the past and what is happening now, and offering methods of using this knowledge to look forward, this book will contribute to reducing expensive forecasting errors in the future.

Key reading for all those involved with the future of mobile communications, this book is a valuable resource, particularly for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students on Mobile Technology courses, practitioners, and researchers working in mobile communications, CSCW and HCI.

This volume is a sequel to Brown et al: Wireless World: Social and Interactional Aspects of the Mobile Age, also in the CSCW series.

 

"This book presents a rich insight into how and why the mobile has become so important in today’s society. It explores the strong emotional attachment that people have to these devices, and argues that it is people and not the technology that developers must put at the heart of future mobile offerings. A valuable book for industry and academics alike."

Dr Phil Gosset, Vodafone Group R&D

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Now almost everyone in the developed world has a mobile phone and these have revolutionised how people communicate with each other and how people now live and work. This book seeks to identify and study some of the milestones in attitudes and technology that are leading to new methods of communicating, texting, gaming and messaging. These words even 10 years ago wouldn't have featured in the lexicon of mobile communication. The steep changes brought about by mobile communications have led the authors to contrast the past with today's world and to glimpse into the future.

Steve Hearnden, Telecommunications Consultant

This book presents a rich insight into how and why the mobile has become so important in today’s society. It explores the strong emotional attachment that people have to these devices, and argues that it is people and not the technology that developers must put at the heart of future mobile offerings. A valuable book for industry and academics alike.

Dr Phil Gosset, Vodafone Group R&D


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Digital Revolution - Mobile Revolution?

    Lynne Hamill

    Pages 1-8

  • History Repeating? A Comparison of the Launch and Uses of Fixed and Mobile Phones

    Amparo Lasen

    Pages 29-60

  • Kids will be Kids: The Role of Mobiles in Teenage Life

    Richard Harper, Lynne Hamill

    Pages 61-74

  • An SMS History

    Alex S. Taylor, Jane Vincent

    Pages 75-91

  • Emotional Attachment to Mobile Phones: An Extraordinary Relationship

    Jane Vincent

    Pages 93-104

Buy this book

eBook £64.99
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover £82.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-85233-825-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mobile World
Book Subtitle
Past, Present and Future
Editors
  • Lynne Hamill
  • Amparo Lasen
Series Title
Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-204-1
DOI
10.1007/1-84628-204-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-85233-825-1
Series ISSN
1431-1496
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 218
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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