The clown at a kid’s birthday party, a Broadway show, a stadium rock concert, your friends fighting over the last potato chip: entertainment in all its forms is as old as human society itself. Originally, the word meant “to entertain guests,” but it has come to mean any activity that amuses or diverts. It can take any form or scale: from food and drink served at a dinner for two; to a personal library of pre-recorded entertainment; to an experience adapted to a global audience.
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