IGI Global just published the Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior, written by 200 established and prominent scholars and edited by Zheng Yan, from the University of Albany. Marty and Arlene were honored to have written the forward to this important book.
On their website, IGI Global explains “The Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior is an authoritative source for scholarly research on the use of mobile phones and how these devices are revolutionizing the way individuals learn, work, and interact with one another. Featuring exhaustive coverage on a variety of topics relating to mobile phone use, behavior, and the impact of mobile devices on society and human interaction, this multi-volume encyclopedia is an essential reference source for students, researchers, IT specialists, and professionals seeking current research on the use and impact of mobile technologies on contemporary culture.”
Marty contributed the foreword to Danielle Newnham’s recently published book entitled “Mad Men of Mobile” http://amzn.to/1feLFWr The book is an inspiring, interesting and entertaining collection of interviews with 13 leading entrepreneurs and innovators in the mobile space, who share their stories, from SIRI to SHAZAM.
In the foreword, Marty shares a lesson learned from the founder of Motorola and one of his mentors, Paul Galvin, — “Reach out! Do not fear failure!” Marty goes on to explain, “A Mad Man of Mobile will not only tolerate danger; he will seek it out — just as a champion skier or race driver pushes the envelope of performance with no regard for personal safety.”
As the inventor of the portable cellular phone, Marty is, perhaps, the original “Mad Man of Mobile.”
After their success with Think and Grow Rich, best-selling author Greg S. Reid and the Napoleon Hill Foundation teamed up again to write the next chapter in personal development. The book entitled Stickability takes a look at how perseverance leads to all great achievements. In chapter 7, Marty leads the reader to understand how “stickability has to be consistent with flexibility.” “Sometimes you can take stickability too far,” says Marty. “It’s important to know the difference between perseverance and stubbornness.” Read the book and hear what Marty and other great achievers have to say about the power of Stickability.
America urgently needs to satisfy its exploding demand for radio spectrum. Proposed solutions suggest that reallocating spectrum from existing users to those with more urgent requirements can solve the problem. While reallocation may offer some relief, the technical and political obstacles associated with spectrum reallocations will deliver too little too late; such solutions simply cannot fulfill thecountry’s exploding need for radio spectrum. Keeping America’s telecommunications infrastructure robust, competitive and expanding requires multiples of the existing 250 MHz of telecom spectrum—two or three times that much in the short term and much more in the long term.
This need will not be satisfied by trying to reassign inadequate segments of spectrum among licensees. Instead, it will be the actualization of existing and new technologies, in effect creating additional spectrum by using current allocations more efficiently offering America its best and most economic solution. Though the physical band of radio spectrum is finite, technological advances have made spectrum capacity grow exponentially for more than a century: technological progress has doubled the amount of available radio spectrum for telecommunications every 30 months since 1897 with a concomitant reduction in the cost of information delivery.
History must instruct us. The government should adopt policies that encourage the use of more efficient telecommunications technologies to satisfy spectrum demand.
Marty contributed an article entitled “Mobile WiMax – Fourth-Generation Wireless,” to the Bechtel Communications Technical Journal in September 2007.
Mobile WiMAX™ has been positioned as a 4G wireless WAN technology. For mobile WiMAX to become a serious 4G contender, there must be a substantial improvement in some combination of its performance, capacity, and economics, compared with that of other contenders. In this respect, the IEEE 802.16e standards that define mobile WiMAX provide considerable flexibility. This paper is a high-level survey of the more distinctive technologies that, together, have the potential of creating the improvements that will make mobile WiMAX successful. The paper suggests that mobile WiMAX will be successful only when the potential technological improvements permitted by the standards are aggressively adopted. While intended for decision makers and others who require only a general understanding of mobile WiMAX, the paper does include references that will lead designers to appropriate sources. Read the full article below.
Marty penned “The Need for Simplicity,” for Stanford University’s 2007 anthology “Mobile Persuasion: 20 Perspectives on the Future of Behavior Change.” The article includes this insight from Marty: “When a device or service purports to do all things for all people, it usually doesn’t do any of them very well.”
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Marty gazed into his crystal ball for the predictions included in his article “Personal Communications in 2025”in the Autumn, 2005 issue of The Bridge – a quarterly journal published IEEE’s honor society Eta Kappa Nu. Eta Kappa Nu is unique membership organization dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the IEEE-designated fields of interest including Engineering, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Physical Sciences, Biological and Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Technical Communications, Education, Management, Law and Policy. Members consist of students, alumni, and other professionals who have demonstrated exceptional academic and professional accomplishments.
To read Marty’s vision for personal communications in 2025, click here.
In July, 2003 Marty wrote an article for Scientific American about how adaptive antenna arrays can vastly improve wireless communications by connecting mobile users with virtual wires. Titled “Antennas Get Smart,” the article describes how directional wireless antennas can improve the efficiency of mobile networks and reduce the amount of radio frequency exposure people endure. Read the full article below.