Thursday, September 26, 2013

What an Editor Does curate. Without that intervention there's nothing but "blooming, buzzing confusion."(Henry James)

From the Online Etymological Dictionary

curator (n.) Look up curator at
mid-14c., from Latin curator "overseer, manager, guardian," agent noun from curatus, past participle of curare (see cure (v.)). Originally of those put in charge of minors, lunatics, etc.; meaning "officer in charge of a museum, library, etc." is from 1660s.
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