Tom Slee has been a scientific researcher and political activist, and is now a computer software professional and independent writer living in Waterloo, Ontario.

B.Sc. (Hons) First Class, Theoretical Chemistry, University of Sussex.
Ph.D., Theoretical Chemistry, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, with the late R.F.W. Bader.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Inorganic Chemistry, University of Oxford, with D.M.P. Mingos.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Theoretical Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario with R.J. LeRoy.
Director of Scientific Support, Hypercube Inc, Waterloo, Ontario.
Sybase Inc., Waterloo, Ontario — SQL Anywhere R&D division.

  • 1994–1996: Technical Writer
  • 1996–2005: Manager, Technical Publications
  • 2005–2011: Senior Product Manager
In 2011 Sybase was taken over by SAP SE.

  • 2011-present: Senior Product Manager (SQL Anywhere)
Independent Writer

  • 2006: No One Makes You Shop at Wal-Mart, Between the Lines Press
  • 2006-present: Writing on technology and politics, on this blog and in various print & online publications
  • 2011-present: Invited contributor (Open Data and the sharing economy) for several conferences and media outlets
  • 2015: What’s Yours is Mine, OR Books (in progress)

The views expressed on this site are, of course, independent of my employer.

One Comment

  1. Hi Tom,
    I’d like to get your permission to reproduce the two graphs you did of BlaBlaCar and describe in a few sentences your point about some rating systems being pretty meaningless when everyone is rating things so positively.
    Can you send me an email and I can send you a release form? This is for a textbook for undergraduates to be published by Rowman & Littlefield at the end of this year titled: Finding Reliable Information Online: Six Strategies. I would of course cite you and reference your work in the text.
    Thanks for considering this. Great article.
    Leslie Stebbins

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