Brian Merchant's book should have been subtitled "The Secret History of the iPhone...and all preceding technology." For better or worse, The One Device dives into the story of Apple's signature product while also exploring the history of every ancillary piece of technology. It makes sense, given the book's premise that the iPhone is not a singular invention but rather the culmination of decades of research and technology, packaged in slick design and marketing.
Merchant then goes deeper, tearing open the iPhone and taking us all over the world, under the mountains where rare Earth minerals are mined in horrid conditions and into the infamous factories where workers painstakingly assemble thousands of phones a day.
In Cupertino, Merchant explores the secretive and obsessive culture in Apple. It's hard not to look at my phone now and think of the sleepless nights, missed weekends, broken marriages, and bouts of burnout and depression that went into making a device I use mainly to play Pokemon Go.
The One Device is a fantastic read for anyone interested in technology...just be aware you'll be learning about a lot more!
- 语言 : 英语
- ISBN : 031654616X
- 尺寸 : 16.19 x 3.49 x 24.13 cm