The Private Words of Newton

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Do we think that the things a person says in public or the things a person writes in private say more about them? I think that’s an interesting question, especially for our moment of Twitter and Facebook. We tend to feel the private is more true somehow. But people choose what to make public, and that says something about them too.

10 million previously private words from Isaac Newton are now on display. Find out more in this Wired interview with Sarah Dry, author of The Newton Papers: The Strange and True Odyssey of Isaac Newton’s Manuscripts.


Mary Allen is a writer working, crafting, and making bad puns in the San Francisco Bay Area. More from this author →