During my childhood, my connection to nature was a priority. I cannot remember a day where I was not running outside in my back yard, barefooted, playing soccer with my family and friends. Until the age of 11, I lived in Tunisia, my hometown. I can honestly say that those days were the highlights of my journey and was completely different of my way of living today. My daily routine was riding my four wheel bike, eating the best croissant from the baker next door and playing hide and seek with the neighbours. I did not know the meaning of "technology", we didn't have laptops and mobile phones were very rare... My father had a mobile phone with a huge antenna, I didn't even know how to use the remote of the TV, neither compose a number on the landline telephone. Back then, we didn't need to use any technology, it was just something that we saw in the movies. Therefore, we had fun but without any technology, we used to play cards, go to the stadium to watch soccer games and much more... When I turned 11, we moved to Dubai, I discovered a new world, new people and a new way of living. I had to learn how to use a computer in school because everyone was already good at it. It was very awkward for me, and everyone was surprised of how I wasn't able to use a computer or use a phone. I discovered new people and a new ways of having fun: my classmates used to play video and online games. I was completely lost, I couldn't make friends because I was way too different, and in their eyes, a stranger. With time, I was able to fit into this new society, I had to take intense computer learning classes and my parents bought me a playstation that…
to tell a cell phone apart from a Smartphone is to determine whether or not the device has a mobile operating system. A mobile operating system is much like what’s powering your personal computer at home or at work. In the mobile world, the software goes by different names; while cell phones don’t have operating systems at all.
According to U.S Cellular salesman John Lee, Smartphone’s are the most selling phone he ever seen in the history of selling phone; and he been selling phones for over seven…
Corruption - Did not bow to corruption, maintained as policy, played clean game. People recognized the value of their services.
- Single largest taxpayer-so some leverage.
- Create jobs…security people
- M-Paisa – empower the people (incubate)
- education services are not meeting the need of the people
- Precondition need to be in place
o motivated and trained workforce
o ICT – infrastructure
- Introduction of phone led to material improvement
- Demand was there.
- AFDN – mutually…
The Cell Phone a Cultural Artifact
Unit 5 Individual project
Topics in Cultural Studies
April 24, 2013
In anthropology a cultural artifact is an object created by man which gives cultural clues about the group who uses it. The artifact may change over time as well as how it is seen and used. The cell phone, wireless or mobile phone, as a cultural artifact has come to enhance and replace some traditional forms of communication in popular culture.
It took me by surprise when my parents told me that they did not even know what a debit card was when they were teenagers – they had not been invented. The idea of money on a card was unimaginable and unnecessary. The fact that cell phones were rare and the answering machine was relatively new is also hard to understand. How did people get a hold of each other?
I wanted to know more about then versus now in ways other than technology, when I stumbled across some interesting information…
Tencent has been one of the biggest Internet corporations for a long time. With the development of Internet in China, Tencent, with Baidu and Alibaba, which is known as BAT, shares the largest market occupancy on the Internet and Mobile Internet industry. Tencent is well known for its WeChat, which provides multimedia communication with text messaging, voice messaging and photo sharing and also provides social networking platform.
However, it is really common that highly successful…
Smart phones “Excellent Innovation”
Every day computing needs is shifting from laptop and desktop to smart phones and tablets. A Smartphone is a mobile phone with Internet access for email, short messaging service, multimedia messaging service the capability to take record photos and videos, GPS hardware and software built into the phone, the ability to read and edit a variety of files in different formats, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. So basically smart phones are part of every one’s…
started to understand what a revolutionary creation the phone was. Popular
from the 1890s to the 1930s, the candlestick phone was separated into two pieces. The
mouthpiece formed the candlestick, and the receiver was placed against the ear during a call. This
style died out in the 30s when phone manufacturers started to incorporate the mouthpiece and the
receiver into a single unit.
The next iteration of the telephone was the infamous rotary phone which spanned from the 1930s
to the 1960s. Notoriously…
Smart Phones Today
Smart phones have had a huge impact on society’s way of life; they have affected us so much that they practically rule our lives. People use them for almost everything that they do. For shopping they are used as a grocery list, or when people have an appointment they use their smart phones as an agenda. People are getting used to using smart phones so much that they have become a necessity rather than a luxury. There is always someone using their smart phone. Smart phones have…
shake up mobile
This article discussed how Firefox, previewed its first OS systems in smart phones and has further announced commitments from 4 handset makers and is also backing from 18 mobile carriers. This article suggests Firefox maybe too late in the game of OS for cell phones. The article suggests that the Firefox OS systems phones will not beat out the big market players of Apple and Andriod. One smart phone manufactures in China will be coming out with its Firefox OS phone. The…