Blogs through history
Saturday, December 20th, 2003
The Economist notes:
WHERE do you go when you want to know the latest business news, follow commodity prices, keep up with political gossip, find out what others think of a new book, or stay abreast of the latest scientific and technological developments? Today, the answer is obvious: you log on to the internet. Three centuries ago, the answer was just as easy: you went to a coffee-house.
Here’s an old mumbling of mine about the continuities between blogs… European coffee-houses… and salons and newsletters in pre-1789 France.
More history: an old post comparing Instapundit to Socrates.