Tom Corddry

Tom is a writer and aspiring flâneur who today provides creative services to mostly technology-centered clients. He led the Encarta team at Microsoft and, long ago, put KZAM radio on the air.

Documenting: How Fascism Can Arise in Democracies

There were many chances to stop the rise of fascism and the Nazis, and none of them worked.

Beware the Whiplash

After the great gusts of relief expressed in the past 24 hours, this would come as quite a shock--we've already adopted a "dodged a bullet" mentality, and don't want it to be rudely interrupted.

Cheat Sheet: This Winter’s COVID

It’s hard to predict what the pattern will be in the US, because we continue to be an outlier with our low rates of vaccination and booster uptake.

Transformative: The Energy Revolution Will Be an Everything Revolution

A green energy tsunami can do much more than reverse the climate crisis, it can deliver unprecedented new benefits.

We Know Abortion-the-Politics. What About Abortion-the-Science?

"Scientists are not going to resolve this tension, but they are informing it."

Roadmap: Thirteen Strategies to Help us Live with COVID

What we’ve learned over the past 26 months is that humanity isn’t a precision drill team capable of executing in accordance with such guidance; not even close.

The Big Gamble: COVID and Children

The CDC has reported that, by the latter stages of the Omicron surge, ~75% of American children 0-17 tested positive for COVID antibodies, meaning they’d had the disease.

Dear Elon: What Twitter Could Be

Elon Musk is right about Twitter: there’s a lot of value that could be “unlocked.” He’s just wrong (or at least vague in public) about what the value is....

Lessons Learned: Facing Up to How We’re Dealing with COVID

We appear to have accepted that COVID may well be a major cause of death indefinitely. To borrow and twist the subtitle of Dr. Strangelove, we’ve learned to stop worrying and love the virus.

Why Joe Rogan Matters

Rogan’s formula includes an uncanny ability to listen in a way that gets his guests to venture out of their canned comfort zones.