The December 2005 issue of First Monday (volume 10, number 12) is now available ——- Table of Contents Volume 10, Number 12 - December 5th 2005 Ringtones, or the auditory logic of globalization by Sumanth Gopinath Abstract: This essay attempts to provide a description of the global ringtone industry, to determine and assess the numerous cultural consequences of the ringtone’s appearance and development, and to situate the ringtone within the context of contemporary capitalism. At its broadest, my assertion [...]