On newspapers, 1765

Here’s a bit from the Encyclopedie, entry on ‘Newspapers’, probably penned by Diderot “[Newspapers were invented] for the comfort of those who are either too busy or too lazy to read entire books. It is a means of satisfying one’s curiosity, and of becoming a savant on the cheap”.

(Quote here from Mattelart, The Invention of Communication, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 1996 (French org. 1994), p. 34.)

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