A Very Modern History with SMS Brevity,
This review is from: Stephen Fry On The Phone The Complete Radio 4 Series (Audio CD)
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"I'm on the train!" may be faintly annoying, but the story of how this exciting sci-fi device became utterly mundane is an intriguing tale of money, politics, rubber boots and Spanish guitar music.
Fry's passion for new technology comes through with every interview and link. The choice of subjects is excellent - we hear from all of the leading lights in this very modern story. Where something technical needs to be explained to help the story, it is handled with a light touch so non-nerds can enjoy this as well.
Some areas are skated over a little lightly - such as who on earth decided to add a phone to a camera - but in the end this is an excellent potted history of a modern device.