The One Device

The One Device

The Secret History of the IPhone

Book - 2017
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Describes how the inception of the iPhone has transformed society and skyrocketed Apple to the most valuable company in the world, detailing how the most current technological advances have become inseparable to everyday life.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017
Edition: First Edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780316546164
031654616X
Branch Call Number: 004.1675 M535o 2017
Characteristics: 407 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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wong_george_wl
Nov 03, 2017

I recommend this book for the insights it gives.
knowing how the iPhone is invented by the talents in the US. made by the workers in the world economy, used by all people.
Amazing bewildering, inspiring to you who want to know the history and the future
of a tool holding in your hand

a tool for the dawn of the digital age

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musicincarnate
Aug 28, 2017

I wanted to read about the story about the iPhone, not anti-Apple propaganda. The author makes every effort to paint Apple as an evil dictatorship and gives them almost no credit for their accomplishments other than passing comments which he quickly downplays with other information. There are a few cool tidbits in there, like Exposé on mac is modeled after the similar hand waving action Tom Cruise uses to control his computer in Minority Report. But other than that, it is a finger pointing narrative rather than a true story of the iPhone. A message to the author (who uses an iPhone) Apple is not to blame for all of the worlds ills.

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StarGladiator
Jul 26, 2017

******************* 50-STARRED REVIEW ***********************
Tracy Kidder's The Soul of a New Machine was a monumental achievement, and this book is yet another monumental achievement a long time in following Kidder's piece!
This dude writes real! Brian Merchant interviews everyone from the phantom coders of Apple [always bugged me that it was difficult to find out anything about them] to the workers at Foxconn [and yes, pompous and pretentious Ira Glass, Mike Daly was correct about their plight] to Alan Kay - - and even mentions John Draper's influence on Jobs and the Woz - - having come into contact with Capt. Crunch in the military, I can attest he influenced my technical perceptions!
This guy covers it all - - full spectrum journalism and technology history at its finest!
The Soul of the iPhone?
You bet! Brian Merchant delivers Big Time!

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