Reading Allowed

Brian Merchant

The One Device

Tuesday • June 20 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue

Reading & Book Signing

The One Device

Before Steve Jobs introduced us to what he called "the one device," a cell phone was merely used for making calls on the go. Veteran technology journalist Brian Merchant reveals the inside story of how the iPhone turned Apple into one of the most valuable companies in the world based on exclusive interviews with the engineers, inventors, and developers who guided every stage of the iPhone's creation. This deep dive takes readers from 19th century France to WWII America, from the driest place on earth to a Kenyan pit of toxic e-waste, and even Shenzhen's notorious "suicide factories." The One Device is a roadmap for design and engineering genius, an anthropological study of the modern age, and an unprecedented view into one of the most secretive companies in history. Get a firsthand look at how the cutting-edge tech like touch screens, motion trackers, and even AI made their way into our pockets.


Brian Merchant Brian Merchant is the senior editor of Motherboard, VICE's science and technology outlet, the founder/editor of Terraform, its online fiction outlet, and his work has appeared in the Guardian, Slate, VICE Magazine, Salon, Fast Company, Discovery, GOOD, Paste, Grist, and beyond. His work frequently appears on the front pages of Reddit, Digg, and Slashdot.

Reserve an Autographed Copy Please Note: Autographed copies of books are only available after the event. $28.00

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