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iPhones in Canada

2010-03-19

Martin Hand, expert in sociology of technology, is available to discuss the iPhone's Canadian release.
“For some, the iPhone will be the latest accessory in a culture increasingly characterized by accessories, updates and add-ons, partly driven by the speed of the software and computer industries,” says Dr. Hand. “Much like the Blackberry, we probably see a so-called convenience device actually generating all sorts of new things to do, thus making everyday life more complicated and inconvenient.”
Dr. Hand’s research examines the sociology of communication and information technologies. He is co-author (with Elizabeth Shove, Matthew Watson and Jack Ingram), of The Design of Everyday Life (Berg, 2007) and author of Making Digital Cultures: access, interactivity and authenticity due out later this year.
To arrange an interview with Dr. Hand contact Molly Kehoe, molly.kehoe@queensu.ca, 613.533.2877 or Alissa Clark, alissa.clark@queensu.ca, 613.533.6000 ext 77513, Queen’s News & Media Services
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