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

WRITING IS THE GREATEST INVENTION

moreintelligentlife.co.uk — Tom Standage argues that writing, which allows ideas to travel across space and time, has done the most for human progress ... From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, January/February 2012 The greatest invention of all must surely be writing. It is not just one of the foundations of civilisation: it underpins the steady accumulation of intellectual achievement.
Aug 10, 2015

Larry Page calls writing "one of humanity's most important innovations"—here's why it's the greatest of all moreintelligentlife.co.uk/content/ideas/… #alphabet

Aug 10, 2015

RT @tomstandage: Larry Page calls writing "one of humanity's most important innovations"—here's why it's the greatest of all moreintelligentlife.co.uk/content/ideas/… #alphabet

Social Media - The First 2,000 Years

bloomsbury.com — From the bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses, the story of social media from ancient Rome to the Arab Spring and beyond. Social media is anything but a new phenomenon.

Is the surveillance-based ad model setting itself up for a fall?

thedrum.com — As targeting becomes ever more precise, is the surveillance-based ad model setting itself up for a fall? The Economist's Tom Standage looks at shifting attitudes towards 'discounts for data'. As the advertising industry expands rapidly on digital platforms, it is taking a risk.

The editors' blog

moreintelligentlife.com — In "That Sugar Film", Gameau-whose normal diet is fashionably free of refined sugars-decides to eat 40 teaspoons of sugar a day for 60 days, while monitoring the effects on his body. The set-up is familiar.
Jul 01, 2015

"Cinema's answer to the Mona Lisa" - my review of Scorsese Collects @MuseumModern moreintelligentlife.com/blog/tom-shone…’s-posters

Jul 01, 2015

"I've always wanted my writing career to proceed from a point equidistant between Melanie Griffith's knees" moreintelligentlife.com/blog/tom-shone…’s-posters

WILL APPLE MUSIC BEAT SPOTIFY?

moreintelligentlife.com — Posted by Tom Standage, July 1st 2015 When Apple launched the iTunes Music Store in 2003, it was a pioneer: its was the first download service that actually worked, and it went on to dominate the digital music industry. But when it comes to music streaming, Apple is a laggard.

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.
Apr 15, 2015

RT @intlifemag: Hunched over your computer all day? @TomStandage recommends a gadget to improve your posture, from @lumobodytech intlifem.ag/6fy7QES

Apr 15, 2015

RT @intlifemag: Hunched over your computer all day? @TomStandage recommends a gadget to improve your posture, from @lumobodytech intlifem.ag/6fy7QES

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.
Apr 12, 2015

@Angry_Kurt I review games for our bi-monthly sister publication "Intelligent Life", eg: moreintelligentlife.co.uk/content/lifest…

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.
Mar 26, 2015

RT @TantorAudio: The telegraph and the internet, see the connection in @tomstandage's The Victorian Internet. bit.ly/1HMcBuK #NewRelease #historyfun

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

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Aug 31, 2015

@dSeneste We can, on Twitter and elsewhere. But the sales channel is separate

Aug 31, 2015

@dSeneste Very happy to send you a signed copy. But I can't set (or vary) the prices of my books

Aug 31, 2015

@dSeneste That special offer is an offer from Amazon, not from me (or the publisher)

Aug 31, 2015

@dSeneste It's because deals like these are done on a national, not global, basis. Grrr

Aug 31, 2015

Oops, typo. Should be "my book". Don't let this put you off.

Aug 31, 2015

The Kindle edition of my book on social media, from the Roman era to the internet, is just $1.99 today! (US only) twitter.com/BloomsburyPub/…

Aug 31, 2015

The Kindle edition of book on social media, from the Roman era to the internet, is just $1.99 today! (US only) twitter.com/bloomsburypub/…

Aug 31, 2015

@MJButler314 @BloomsburyPub For this book I had a single publisher worldwide in English; it was great. But it's still not a global market


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