The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone

The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone

作者 : Brian Merchant

出版社 : TRANSWORLD PUBLISHERS LTD.

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資深科技記者揭露不為人知的iPhone秘史──
透過iPhone談人類科學、技術、歷史、商業與文化

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從溝通、購物、運動、旅遊、休閒到做生意,iPhone改變了人類世界的許多面向,也幾乎成為人生的必需品。然而,隱藏在這支輕薄短小的商品下的,其實是歷史上那些科學、科技與商業突破的重要時刻,它們的格局遍佈全球,時空橫亙好幾世紀,橫跨主題廣闊的不同學科,這些人類成就的堆疊,讓蘋果得以創造出人類史上最賺錢的商品。

從十九世紀的法國到二戰時期的美國,從地球上最乾燥之處、肯亞的科技廢料坑,到深圳惡名昭彰的血汗工廠,iPhone的發明隱藏著來自古今中外的豐富故事。作者更深入蘋果公司總部,獨家訪問參與iPhone研發的工程師、發明家與開發者,帶來您從來不曾聽聞的秘辛!


本書橫跨工程學、天文學、攝影術到交通發展,藉iPhone串起人類古今中外的重要時刻,更是一部現代人類學的精華總和,談人類科學、技術、歷史、商業與文化。

We know the iPhone as the device that transformed our world, changing everything from how we talk to each other and do business, to how we exercise, travel, shop, and watch TV. But packed within its slim profile is the fascinating, untold story of scientific, technological, and business breakthroughs - global in scope, sometimes centuries in the making and coming from vastly different disciplines - that enabled Apple to create the most profitable product in history.

For all the time we spend swiping, tapping, and staring at iPhones, you think there would be few things we didn't know about these gadgets. But think again.

The One Device is a Magic School Bus trip inside the iPhone - traveling into its guts, peeling back its layers, and launching explorations that take us to the driest place on earth and a Mongolian lake of toxic sludge, down the Silk Road, into nineteenth-century photography and all the way back to Cupertino, California, where members of the original design team reflect on the earth-shattering work they did.

As multifaceted as the invention it follows, The One Device is a roving, wide-lens approach to tech history that engages the imagination as it explores the marvel of engineering that millions of us use each day.
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作者介紹
Brian Merchant
Brian Merchant is an editor at Motherboard, VICE's science and technology outlet, the founder/editor of its online fiction outlet Terraform, and his work has appeared in the Guardian, Slate, VICE Magazine, Salon, FastCompany, Discovery, GOOD, Paste and Grist as well as on the front pages of Reddit, Digg and Slashdot.
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