Year: 2022

The Speed of News

  Nowadays, we are accustomed receiving the news almost instantly, no matter the distance between ourselves and the place of the event. Before the introduction of the telegraph, however, someone had to physically bridge the distance between sender and recipient….

By Brendan DooleyBaccio Giovannini, the Florentine resident in Paris, writing on 10 June 1602, goes straight into detail:“My Most Serene Lord and Patron: After my last  letter on the fourth, since so many purges and ointments and poultices did nothing…

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