Tag Archives: Cell Phones

Northwestern archivists aim to resurrect outdated technology

“When archivists at Northwestern University Library received boxes of personal items from the late actress Karen Black, they expected the usual: correspondence, scripts and fan mail. So when they found a silver Sprint flip phone, they were surprised and excited. But there was one problem: It didn’t come with the cables. Without the charger and data cables, the former Northwestern student’s phone went from being a potential treasure trove documenting her life to just a piece of plastic and metal.” (via Chicago Tribune)

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Thumbs Race as Japan’s Best Sellers Go Cellular

New York Times – “[L]ast month, the year-end best-seller tally showed that cellphone novels, republished in book form, have not only infiltrated the mainstream but have come to dominate it.”

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It’s About Time

William Neuman – “All 277 underground stations in the subway system are to be wired for cellphone use, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced yesterday.”

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