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Tom Standage
Author, deputy editor/head of digital strategy at , co-host of "The Secret History of the Future", drummer, gamer, lapsed programmer. Views my own
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Tom Standage 12h
Replying to @azeem
I think I’m going to go home and work from there. This PC is still only at 18%
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Tom Standage 12h
Replying to @DeepBagchee
Ha ha! Mac user since 1988. Only Macs at home. But in newspaper editorial we use PCs, sadly
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Tom Standage 12h
Replying to @TomChatfield
Wait, there’s more. There’s always more
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Tom Standage 12h
Replying to @TomChatfield
Yeah, not much going on. Take your time, Windows 10! Oh, you are.
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Tom Standage 12h
Replying to @TomChatfield
Yes, it looks as though it’s going to take that long
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Tom Standage 13h
Back in the office for the first time since March and...
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Tom Standage 23h
Replying to @HarryLang100
Oh, believe me, the need to do this is understood at the highest levels. But we have a lot of other tech things to fix. Anyway, the wheels are turning.
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Tom Standage Nov 24
Replying to @HarryLang100
No, the legacy app is the best way to read it digitally. The problem is that the new app is superior in most respects, but can't handle editions (other than for the weekly). Should be fixed for The World in 2022!
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Tom Standage Nov 24
Replying to @HarryLang100
It is, but only in the "legacy" app
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Tom Standage Nov 24
Replying to @estherschindler
I think there might be other things they could focus on besides "Great -- thanks!" emails
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Tom Standage Nov 24
Replying to @natashaloder
I feel your pain. Well, 62-90% of it
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Tom Standage retweeted
Stephen Ambrose Trs Nov 20
Sunday at 4PM ET, and welcome , author of "The History of the World in Six Glasses." Beer, Wine, Spirits, Coffee, Tea, and Cola Hard drinking history Sunday on History Happy Hour!
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Tom Standage Nov 19
Replying to @dgwbirch @iang_fc and 3 others
I suspected as much, but don’t remember the details. Are transactions reversible? Is double spending possible? There’s... a sort of distributed ledger, right?
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Tom Standage Nov 19
Replying to @dgwbirch @iang_fc and 3 others
Was that a money-wiring scheme that involved code books at each end, by any chance?
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Tom Standage Nov 19
Replying to @MiaMth
Good question. Live arts are obviously suffering. And TV and film production has been disrupted, which will mean less new content to watch in 2021. As a result, we expect more streaming of shows and films from other countries and cultures
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Tom Standage Nov 19
Thank you!
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Tom Standage Nov 18
Replying to @guywalters
From "Fuel cell cars: A commercial failure" I like to say that the problem with hydrogen-powered cars is not that they have an Achilles heel; they have three! (Cost of fuel cell, difficulty of H2 storage, difficulty of H2 production/delivery)
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Tom Standage Nov 18
Replying to @guywalters
Old EV batteries can be recycled; they can also be used in grid storage. Don't wait for hydrogen -- it's been "the fuel of the future" for decades, and makes no sense at all for cars. Producing hydrogen requires... lots of electricity! EVs are much more efficient
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Tom Standage Nov 18
We're trying to reduce the number of Economist apps, so we hope it will be easily accessible in full inside the main Economist app next year! To read the whole thing in one place this year, please use the classic/legacy app
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brutus is an honourable lesbian Nov 18
Replying to @illalesbia
tipsy harp chasm
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