The Newspapers of Old Had More in Common with iOS or Android Than With a Modern Publisher
The first thing resembling a newspaper was probably a Roman Acta Diurna — meaning "
." None remain, but they were believed to be distributed as stone or metal carvings. Not the most mobile of formats. Sixteen hundred years later we have Dutch
, "simply unedited compilations of reports ... written by the postmasters of the major European cities." Dirty aggregators, essentially.
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