TOM STANDAGE Tom Standage is digital editor at The Economist, overseeing the magazine's website, Economist.com, and its mobile-phone, tablet and e-reader editions. Before that he was business affairs editor, running the back half of the magazine (business, finance, economics, science and technology), and he previously served as business editor, technology editor and science correspondent. He has been the editor of the Technology Quarterly supplement, which covers emerging technology, since 2003. He writes the video-game column for Intelligent Life, The Economist's lifestyle magazine, is a regular commentator on BBC radio, and has written for other publications including the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, the New York Times andWired.
Standage is the author of three books, The Victorian Internet, The Neptune File and The Turk, The Edible The History of the World in Six Glasses, and History of History of Humanity. He takes a particular interest in the social and cultural impact of technology.