"Geert Lovink taught me how to think critically about technology, and I always turn to him for thoughtful and humane analysis. Too few technology writers have any sense of social and cultural context, and too few technology critics have an appreciation of why people find technologies attractive and how they improve people's lives. I recommend Dark Fiber to those who haven't yet learned to think critically about Internet technology and the culture that has grown up around it, and to those critics who fail to see the real advantages afforded by the Internet."--Howard Rheingold, author of *The Virtual Community* and *Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution*
It is simply too repetitive, too dry to enjoy reading.
While it wasn't our focus, I can see how students could use the book to analyze and discuss different approaches to academic research and scholarship.
Personal, Portable, and Pedestrian is a book that goes in depth about how the keitai is not a separate entity from Japanese culture.
I teach rhetoric at a University in San Francisco and one of my classes chose this book to read during the Spring 2014 semester. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Michelle LaVigne
Keitai is defined as “a snug and intimate technological tethering, a personal device for supporting communication that are a constant, lightweight, and mundane presence in everyday... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Michelle K.
As a college student searching for a better understanding of mobile phone use in Japan, Personal, Portable, Pedestrian was a beneficial tool. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Makenna Bettin
Undoubtedly, the emergence of Keitai in Japan was one of the most defining points of a society transitioning into the 21st century and its technological age. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Donna Lopiano
Personal, Portable, Pedestrian: Mobile Phones in Japanese Life, edited by Mizuko Ito, Daisuke Okabe, and Misa Matsuda, was a valuable book that looked specifically at the mobile... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sarah A.
Personal, Portable, Pedestrian (PPP) is a collection of essays written by various authors concerning the topic of cell phone, or keitai, use and its influence on Japanese culture. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Alyssa Ferrell
The book, Personal, Portable Pedestrian: Mobile Phones in Japanese Life, proves to successfully identify the growth of a new technology in Japanese society that is both challenged... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sarah Frei
Personal, Portable, Pedestrian is a collective study of the Keitai within Japanese society. The book paints the Keitai, the Japanese mobile phone, as a pivotal piece of technology... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lucky Jackson
Personal, Portable, Pedestrian, a book edited by Mizuko Ito, Daisuke Okabe and Misa Matsuda, serves as an educational text about mobile phone usage in Japanese culture. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Annie Toffoli