The Mobile Connection: The Cell Phone's Impact on Society Rich Ling Morgan Kaufmann ISBN 1558609369 $34.95 Rich Ling's recent book, The Mobile Connection, has been written in response to the relatively recent large-scale adoption of mobile technology. As he puts it, mobile technology is "becoming a taken-for-granted part of the social landscape in many countries" (p. 21). This phenomenon, however, is "more than simply a technical innovation or a social fad," but also an opportunity to better understand "some of the broader machinations of society" (p. xvi). It is in this spirit that Ling presents us with…
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