Stephen Fry On The Phone The Complete Radio 4 Series

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9781408470794: Stephen Fry On The Phone The Complete Radio 4 Series

Enjoy this history of the mobile phone as examined by Stephen Fry, who is well-known for his love of gadgetry, and the perfect presenter for this subject. This entertaining program makes full use of the medium to convey the message. The listener will hear iconic ringtones, and be variously diverted and held in a queue. There will be apps, voiced-up texts, and interviews. Possible topics for inclusion: the shoebox phone, the Bat Phone, Marty Cooper's vision, mobile lives, carphones, texting, and the future.

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Stephen Fry is a celebrated actor, novelist, journalist, presenter, intellectual, and wit. He has produced four novels and two volumes of autobiography, and has written for radio shows and TV. His TV credits include Jeeves and Wooster and Blackadder, and he hosted the BBC TV series QI. His readings of the Harry Potter books have won him huge acclaim and several awards.

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Book Description BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House, United Kingdom, 2012. CD-Audio. Book Condition: New. AM. Language: English . Brand New. Stephen Fry traces the evolution of the mobile phone, from hefty executive bricks that required a separate briefcase to carry the battery, to the smartphones available today. There are more mobile phones in the world than there are people on the planet: Stephen Fry talks to the backroom boys who made it all possible and hears how the technology succeeded in ways that the geeks had not necessarily intended. For example, the engineers who designed the early texting facilities didn t imagine that anyone might want to reply. (Just in case, they added a short list of possible pre-set answers: yes, no and maybe). They also thought taxifones and fax machines for your car would be winners. In the early nineties, Nokia, then famous for toilet paper and rubber boots, was on the brink of collapse; until the new CEO made a bold decision to focus solely on mobile phones Thanks to Margaret Thatcher opening up the airwaves, Britain became a world leader in mobile phone technology. And today, 85 of the silicon chips inside all mobiles are designed by just one Cambridge-based company. Series produced by Anna Buckley. Bookseller Inventory # AB99781408470794

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