Tom Standage

Digital Editor, The Economist

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Author, @TheEconomist digital editor, @SebastopolBand drummer, gamer, maker of pizzas, etc. 'Writing on the Wall', book on historical social media, out now

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RT @makerbot: .@MarthaStewart is using #3Dprinting to prototype and refine her housewares collection. mbot.co/1mkaHbc http://t.co/9C…
@NYTmag I think you mean "Is it right to deny prisoners conjugal visits when they've been offered them before?"
@vllg @NYMag That looks pretty ridiculous. I stuck with the Mach3 from 1998!
@steerewilliams @monstersamerica And the social element is lost. But previously social distribution was only way to reach wide audience
@steerewilliams @monstersamerica The process began with the steam press; then radio and TV. Broadcasting is more efficient, but one-way
@steerewilliams @monstersamerica Indeed. My point is that nearly all media was social until technologies of mass dissemination were invented
@LiechtenauerFan Instead they were reading trivia, ie Luther's pamphlets! cf today's complaints that kids can only think in tweets, etc
@LiechtenauerFan Right. Even Erasmus complained that because of printing, nobody read the classics any more...
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