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

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: Introduction Deep in New Yorks Chinatown is a storefront made nearly invisible by crafty urban camouflage. The sign says that the place is an interior design shop, which is inaccurate, but it doesnt matter because a cage of scaffolding obstructs the words. Adjacent signage...

An Edible History of Humanity

amazon.com — Standage provides an intriguing history of how hunger has shaped civilizations and prompted technological advancements. Starting with hunter-gatherer societies, Standage traces the evolution of cuisines and addition of new ingredients to the current debates over organic and industrialized food systems. With a gentle and deep voice, George K.

Night at the museum

medium.com — If you like camping or you're into archaeology-and Egyptian archaeology in particular-then it doesn't get much more exciting than camping in the British Museum, in the Egyptian sculpture galleries, surrounded by statues and sarcophagi. Having done several such sleepovers with our daughter, we recently got to do our first with our younger son.

A GAME YOU CAN FINISH

moreintelligentlife.com — A Game, a Gadget and an App: Tom Standage steers a princess through Escher-like puzzles, charges his phone on the move and joins a small but fast-growing community From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, July/August 2014 A GAME MONUMENT VALLEY This is a gorgeous game, consisting of a series of enchanting puzzles inspired by the geometrically paradoxical drawings of M.C.

The Romans had iPads. This is how they used them

medium.com — YES, the Romans really did have their own version of the iPad. Instead of notebooks they jotted things down on wax tablets of various shapes and sizes, from small ones (the size of an iPhone) to big ones (the size of a big iPad, before the iPad Air showed up).
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