Reviews of iPhone book
Two years ago I published the anthology, Moving Data. The iPhone and the Future of Media (Columbia University Press) together with my colleague Patrick Vonderau. The other day I discovered that a number of reviews had, in fact, been published during late 2013. “A strong point of the book is that it mainly focuses on one singular piece of technology. Rather than a broad compilation of smartphone technology studies, Moving Data focuses mainly on the iPhone’s place within the mobile world”, states W. Roth Smith in a review in the Journal of Communication – moving_data_journal_communication.
In an other journal, Mobile Media & Communication, Ingrid Erickson points out that: “Like the iPhone itself, Moving Data provides a panoply of options for the interested reader. Detailed without falling into homage, this volume should appeal to technology historians and cultural critics alike” – moving_data_mobile_media. And in a third review, in the European Journal of Communication, my own article in the book is described in positive terms: “As Pelle Snickars points out … there is every sign that Apple’s ‘walled garden’ is turning into a ‘rainforest’ of apps where everything works” – moving_data_european_journal. Anyway, I am quite pleased that the book has finally at least got some attention – the introdoction to the book can be downloaded here moving_data_intro.