Mobile Mania: A Manual for the Second Internet Revolution

This extensive report argues that the rise in mobile-based computing is the most important media phenomenon today.

Mobile Mania: A Manual for the Second Internet Revolution

Simon Silvester


When computers were first invented, they were the size of a room.

By 1970, they had shrunk to the size of a car.

By 1982, they would sit on a desk.

By 1995, they were portable.

Today we have reached the age where a big, powerful computer fits neatly inside a cellphone.

Small enough

This latest stage is the most important.

For the past fifty years, using a computer has always meant sitting down in front of that computer.

Followed by a start up process.

And then...

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