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Bogost on the Sociology of the Smart Phone

Ian Bogost, professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, wrote an essay calling "the BlackBerry (and, by extension, all smartphones) 'the cigarette of this century.' Like smoking, he reasoned, our use of these products has begun to be mitigated by public health concerns and other sociopolitical forces." Source: International Business Times, March 5, 2013