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Tom Standage

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Tom Standage is a journalist and author from England. A graduate of Oxford University, he has worked as a science and technology writer for The Guardian, as the business editor at The Economist, has been published in Wired, The New York Times, and The Daily Telegraph. His non-fiction works include näytä lisää The Victorian Internet, A History of the World in Six Glasses, An Edible History of Humanity (on the New York Times bestseller list in 2014), and Writing on the Wall: Social Media -- The First 2,000 Years. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Megatech: Technology in 2050 (2017) — Avustaja — 71 kappaletta

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Syntymäaika
1969
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
UK
Maa (karttaa varten)
UK
Asuinpaikat
London, England, UK
Koulutus
Oxford University
Ammatit
journalist
writer
author
Organisaatiot
The Guardian
The Economist

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After three months, I finally powered through the end. The final third of the book was enjoyable; I'm just disappointed it took that far to really get interesting. Though the first portion wasn't easy to get through, Tom's insight on the future of food availability and its impact on society was interesting and on par with his conclusions in 6 Glasses.
 
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ohheybrian | 42 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 29, 2023 |
I've never enjoyed history. Names and dates are lost on me, and I struggle to keep everything straight when I'm reading about it. Not so with this book. Standage does a fantastic job of weaving six drinks - beer, wine, run (spirits), coffee, tea, and Coca-Cola - into the major times of human development. Sure, there is a lot of speculation, but the discussion of how each drink impacted culture and habits was enough to keep me turning the pages.
 
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ohheybrian | 87 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 29, 2023 |
A dry recap of well-trod food history. If you had to read one book to ingest the conventional view, this would be it; but if you're actually interested, you'd be better off reading a few books by authors who are actually *interested* in agriculture.
 
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mmparker | 42 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 24, 2023 |
This is an interesting history of the telegraph. Standage not only examines how it was invented and spread, but the impact it had on how people communicated, the culture of the telegraph industry, and the ways it was used and abused. Throughout, Standage draws parallels between the telegraph and the internet: both revolutionized communication, were optimistically but falsely hailed as facilitators of world peace, were used to facilitate business transactions, and were abused by scammers.

The book was originally written in the late 1990s, so it has a very rosy view of the internet and its possibilities. An afterword was added in 2007 that addressed the dotcom bust, but still paints a positive picture of the internet. It would be interesting to see another afterword now.....

All in all, this is a very interesting and readable book.
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Gwendydd | 28 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 22, 2023 |

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