Tom Standage
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Tom Standage

Tom Standage is deputy editor of The Economist, overseeing its strategy and output on digital platforms, including the web, apps, audio, video and social media. He joined The Economist in 1998 and previously served as Digital Editor, Business Affairs Editor, Business Editor, Technology Editor and Science Correspondent. He is a regular radio commentator and keynote speaker on technology trends, and takes a particular interest in the social and cultural impact of technology. Tom is also the author of six history books, including "Writing on the Wall: Social Media--The First 2,000 Years"; the New York Times bestsellers "A History of the World in Six Glasses" (2005) and "An Edible History of Humanity" (2009); and "The Victorian Internet" (1998), a history of the telegraph. His writing has appeared in other publications including the New York Times, the Guardian and Wired. He holds a degree in engineering and computer science from Oxford University, and is the least musical member of a musical family. He is married and lives in London with his wife and children.

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    • A History of the World in 6 Glasses

    • By: Tom Standage
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,250
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,836
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,849

    Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and Informative

    • By Stoker on 09-09-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • An Edible History of Humanity

    • By: Tom Standage
    • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 321
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 245

    Throughout history, food has acted as a catalyst of social change, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict, and economic expansion....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A big heaping feast of history

    • By Eric on 08-13-09

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Victorian Internet

    • The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers
    • By: Tom Standage
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    The Victorian Internet tells the colorful story of the telegraph's creation and remarkable impact and of the visionaries, oddballs, and eccentrics who pioneered it....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very nice audiobook

    • By David on 05-23-16

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Writing on the Wall

    • Social Media: The First 2,000 Years
    • By: Tom Standage
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Papyrus rolls and Twitter have much in common, as each was their generation's signature means of "instant" communication....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • technology changes, we don't

    • By Andy on 12-02-13

    Regular price: $27.99

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