Tom Standage on Little Atoms
He says of his books "I think the right attitude to new technologies is to regard them with historically-informed scepticism. My approach is
intended as a sort of antidote to the scourge of mindless product stories: when something new comes along, I like to point out that it
isn't new at all. This isn't quite as gratuitous as it sounds; it is quite often possible to learn useful lessons from history, particularly the history of technology".
His latest book is "A History of the World in 6 Glasses" in which he explores a notion that six drinks in history - beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea and cola - could be seen as technological catalysts in
The presenters of Little Atoms have been known to enjoy the odd drink or 2, so like to thnk that their regular forays to the pub are worth it!