Michael S. Hart, Electronic Literacy Pioneer, 1947-2011

September 10, 2011

“There are two things in the world that are truly, totally free with an endless supply. The air we breathe and the texts on Project Gutenberg.”

– Michael S. Hart, 1999

Michael S. Hart, who founded Project Gutenberg and is credited with inventing the eBook in 1971, passed away on September 8th. Project Gutenberg is “the first producer of free ebooks” and is “one of the earliest and longest-lasting online literary projects.” You can read more about Mr. Hart here, here, and here.

~ Olivia

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