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.

High Thread Count

In it’s first week, Threads attracted over 100 million users, making it the fasted-growing new app ever, by a lot. The old record was set by ChatGPT, which took two months to reach 100 million users after launch on November 39, 2022. 

We’ve Got the Meats: Our Insatiable Quest for Protein in a Time of Climate Change

Depending on what’s included in the calculation, agriculture accounts for roughly a quarter of all human-caused greenhouse gases.

Get Smarter: A Chatbot Reader

Here’s a reading list to help your comprehension, or at least help you toss the right jargon around in social settings, much as ChatGPT itself might do.

Still A Story: Where we are with COVID (And What you Need to Know)

COVID has settled into the background noise, there but politically unpopular and largely receding in public consciousness as a threat. It doesn't mean COVID has gone away.

Could Democrats have Better Gamed McCarthy’s Woes?

Even though the twisting lasted until McCarthy squeaked into the speakership in Round 15, the Democrats chose not to throw McCarthy a lifeline, for several reasons.

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."