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The Father of eBooks

September 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Books, Events, News

I think things are finally back to normal. I’m not sure what happened to the end of summer, though. Preparing for the hurricane (buying canned goods, gas, getting a go bag ready), living with no power for a week (not as bad as it could have been), and then catching up on all the things that did not get done during that time–and now it’s September!

Someone who helped changed the world has passed away. Michael Hart, “who was widely credited with creating the first e-book when he typed the Declaration of Independence into a computer on July 4, 1971, and in so doing laid the foundations for Project Gutenberg, the oldest and largest digital library” died on Tuesday, September 6. This New York Times article by William Grimes tells how Mr. Hart paved the way for today’s popular e-books. The world can be changed–one book at a time!

~mary anne
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