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- May 2021
As the erudite Samuel Hartlib explained in 1641, “Zwinger made his excerpta by being using [sic] of old books and tearing whole leaves out of them, otherwise it had beene impossible to have written so much if every thing should have beene written or copied out.”
And to think of how I complain about how hard it is to excerpt notes from sources and get them into my own personal commonplace book?!
Makes me wonder who the inventor of the first cut and paste was?