Tom Standage is
the business editor at The Economist magazine and editor-in-chief of its website, Economist.com. He is the
author of five history books, An Edible History of Humanity
(2009), A History of the World in
Six Glasses (2005), The Turk (2002), The
Neptune File (2000) and The Victorian Internet
(1998), at least two of which have been serialized as "Book of the
Week" on BBC Radio 4. The Victorian Internet: How The Victorians Wired the World, was made into
a Channel 4 documentary.
He has previously covered science and technology for a number of newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Wired, The Economist and Prospect. He holds a degree in engineering and computer science from Oxford University, is married and lives in Greenwich, London, with his wife and children.
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