“Restoration natural philosophers created both new forms of sociability and new genres of writing. The experimental paper, the philosophical journal, the book review, the editor, and the experimental author were all original creations. They may plausibly be seen as mechanisms for making and protecting the credit of documentary evidence when that credit was otherwise insecure…. These were much more than merely rhetorical concepts. They need to be appreciated in terms of practical responses to problems permeating the very character and use of printed reports. Above all, however, solutions to those problems envisaged that a place must be found in which authorship and reading could become safeguarded activities and where these new conventions could be formulated and applied. This meant providing a location where the accepted conventions of polite society would be visibly and reliably observed at all times. In 1660 such a place was invented. Two years later it received its charter as the Royal Society” (Johns 464-65).