Clive Thompson

“One of the problems with coders’ obsession with efficiency is that they don’t know when to turn it off. They wind up wanting to optimise everything even when it shouldn’t be optimised”

Clive Thompson is a long-time writer on how technology and science affect everyday life. He is a monthly columnist for Wired magazine , a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, and a columnist on the history of technology for Smithsonian. He is a former Knight Science Journalism Fellow, and can be reached online via his website or on Twitter.

Clive Thompson is author of “Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better” and “Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World”.