Michael Hart (1947-2011) – He gave us the eBook. He gave us Project Gutenberg.

Sad news, Michael S. Hart, the first man on record to publish an electronic book – the US Declaration of Independence – has died. His obituary can be found at the link below.

I exchanged a couple of emails with Michael a long long long time ago in a fit of electronic enthusiasm. I never finished the project, but I still love what he and others have done. Ours is a better world for having had him.

Michael Hart (1947-2011) Inventor of the eBook — Project Gutenberg News

 

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