Britain’s original information revolution - Telegraph -
Britain’s original information revolution - Telegraph
"Unpacking the library of a 17th-century yeoman farmer reveals the rich inner lives of an ordinary family." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"We may think we are in the middle of a communications revolution: Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Hulu, iTunes. Did any of those mean anything five years ago? But all of them are, in their ways, secondary phenomena. Some of them are image-based, post-literate, but none would work without the foundations of a much deeper communications revolution which swept across Europe 400 years ago." - Maitani
"The 17th century is when the Europeans started to write: letters, diaries, journals, notebooks, account books, commonplace books, business correspondence, pamphlets, posters, chapbooks, newspapers. It was the first communications revolution, which both spawned and reflected the most revolutionary century we have ever had." - Maitani