[Irtalk] Innovative Oldenburg | History Today

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 12:11:46 SAST 2015

Philosophical Transactions survived these disruptions and Oldenburg
himself, who died suddenly in September 1677. *It never made him an
independent living; he observed in 1668 that it barely covered his
Piccadilly rent* and the Society voted him a salary in recognition of his
services. But it had become a part of the scientific landscape and remains
so to this day.

*​This in contrast to scholarly publishers today, who make vast profits.​*
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