Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Father of Project Gutenberg has died

Michael S. Hart, who created the very first primitive ebook and founded Project Gutenberg back when I was busy being born, has died at age 64. The godfather of the Kindle, in his way. I find fascinating the fact that the first document he typed up was the US Declaration of Independence. What a superb choice, in so many ways, not least because it has one of the best introductions, the preamble, of anything I've ever read.

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