A Brief History of the Smartphone

  • Alan J. Reid


This chapter contextualizes the modern smartphone by exploring its historical trajectory and the figures who were instrumental in its development. Using the most recent statistics for device ownership and usage, the chapter addresses the extreme views surrounding the smartphone, ranging from the hysterical to the dismissive, and situates this book somewhere in between the two.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan J. Reid
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  1. 1.Department of EnglishCoastal Carolina UniversityConwayUSA

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