Tom Standage was born in London and studied engineering and theoretical computing at Dulwich College and Oxford University.
Since graduating, he has covered science and technology for a number of newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, The Independent, Wired, FEED and The Financial Times. Formerly the deputy editor of the Daily Telegraph's technology section, "Connected," he is now the science and technology correspondent for The Economist.
His first book, The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-Line Pioneers (Walker & Company, 1998), was published on both sides of the Atlantic.
Tom Standage lives in Greenwich, England, with his wife and daughter, and is currently working on a new book. He can be visited on the Internet at www.tomstandage.com.