Jane Austen: Proto-Twitterer

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7 Responses to “Jane Austen: Proto-Twitterer”

  1. Anonymous says:

    back when i was a history grad student studying the british colonies in the late 17th century i learned that letters were passed around, and heavily annotated, and updated by each new reader. not too much different than blog comments, or a wiki article.

  2. MB says:

    Even in the late 80s, we used to get twice daily mail service in Nottingham.

  3. MadMolecule says:

    *crosses Tzctlp off party invitation-list*

  4. hello whirled says:

    our human patterns are surprisingly consistent

    I love that observation.

    Let’s just say it again: I. love. that.

    We who find ourselves here today blundering through the late 1900s/early 2000s occasionally delude ourselves into thinking that we are somehow … different. Not so sure about that.

    Happy new year!

  5. Dan Mac says:

    Similar: The City of Vancouver is considering a similar scenario to pick up garbage in the commercial core on a daily basis, eliminating garbage dumpsters.

  6. Tzctlp says:

    What a lot of nonsense.

    What is the need to find similarities when in reality they are tenuous at best, and most likely non existent?

    The medium, the format and the audience (just for starters) are completely and utterly different.

    • ROSSINDETROIT says:

      Because the only important parts, the content and selected audience are the same. Medium and format are irrelevant.

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