Author, @TheEconomist deputy editor, @SebastopolBand drummer, gamer, pizza-maker, etc. 'Writing on the Wall', book on ancient social media, out now.

VIVE LA REVOLUTION

moreintelligentlife.com — A Game, a Gadget and an App: Tom Standage becomes an assassin in Paris, fixes his posture and books a meal out From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2015 A GAME ASSASSIN'S CREED UNITY You know what you're getting with "Assassin's Creed": an opportunity to run, climb, leap and fight your way through intricate cityscapes, stealthily bumping people off as two rival secret societies battle to alter the course of history.

RECTANGLES WITH PERSONALITY

moreintelligentlife.co.uk — A Game, a Gadget and an App: Tom Standage roots for Thomas the rectangle, re-charges on the go and time travels through his photo albums From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 A GAME THOMAS WAS ALONE Modern games consoles can draw squillions of polygons per second and produce almost photorealistic images, so a game with deliberately simple graphics and a cast of jumping rectangles does not, it must be said, sound terribly promising.

DESTINY'S DARK UNIVERSE

moreintelligentlife.co.uk — A Game, a Gadget and an App: Tom Standage plays a wildly ambitious shoot-em-up , goes around the world in 80 Days, and finds some speakers he can take with him From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 The most feverishly awaited game of the year has landed.

The Victorian Internet

tantor.com — Short Synopsis From the author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses comes the fascinating story about the invention of the telegraph and how it's impact a century ago is similar to the Internet's today.

The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers eBook: Tom Standage: Kindle Store

A First-Timer’s Foray Into Wet-Plate Photography

medium.com — And why tintypes are the oppositeof Instagram The 19th-century technique of wet-plate collodion photography, and the tintype process in particular, is undergoing something of a renaissance at the moment as digital photography prompts people to explore older analogue methods.

Mallory Ortberg: LibraryThing Author Interview

librarything.com — Mallory Ortberg has written for Gawker, New York Magazine, The Hairpin, and The Atlantic. She is also-along with partner in crime/editing Nicole Cliffe-the co-creator of The Toast, a general-interest website geared toward women. Since its debut in July 2013, The Toast has developed quite a cult following.

RECTANGLES WITH PERSONALITY

moreintelligentlife.com — A Game, a Gadget and an App: Tom Standage roots for Thomas the rectangle, re-charges on the go and time travels through his photo albums From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, September/October 2014 A GAME THOMAS WAS ALONE Modern games consoles can draw squillions of polygons per second and produce almost photorealistic images, so a game with deliberately simple graphics and a cast of jumping rectangles does not, it must be said, sound terribly promising.

Writing On The Wall: Tom Standage: 9781620402832: Books

Proof: The Science of Booze

powells.com — Proof by Adam Rogers: In Proof, Rogers distills the science and history of booze into a fascinating, thoroughly enjoyable book exploring alcohol's most basic elements (yeast, sugar, smell and taste) along with its neurological effects and even the dreaded hangover. You'll gain a new appreciation for one of...
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May 24, 2015

@Foruli @AquilaRift @andyvelladesign Nearing the end of "Poseidon's Wake", so I may have to reread those next

May 24, 2015

@omosanzalette @pmarca Which is why government-created free GMOs are interesting—and companies willing to act on climate change

May 23, 2015

Kiwis as guinea pigs: Why tech firms like using New Zealand as a test market for new products economist.com/news/business/… pic.twitter.com/ceCcJRLtTX

May 23, 2015

@bowbrick @guardian Basic problem was that whenever anyone asked to add a tag, it got added. Now we have a gatekeeper who can say no

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