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.

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."

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.