Michael Hart

Michael Hart: Birthday Remembrance

[In commemoration of Michael's birthday, Jim Berger has written some reflections--Ed] Michael Hart’s birthday comes around in just a few days. What do you remember? Did you ever hear about the two buildings Michael disappeared in South Korea? Or how about sitting out one of the riots during the 1968 Democratic Convention, with his girlfriend, […]

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PG Monthly Newsletter (2014-03-05)

This is the Project Gutenberg Newsletter for March 2014. CONTENTS * Michael Hart’s birthday * Read an eBook Week * New eBook listings from February 2014 * Michael Hart’s birthday Michael Hart’s birthday 67th birthday would have been Thursday March 6, 2014. In commemoration, long-time friend Jim Berger has written some reflections. The reflections, and […]

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PG Monthly Newsletter (2013-09-04)

This is the Project Gutenberg Newsletter for September 2013. CONTENTS * Anniversary of Michael Hart’s death * Newest eBook listings * Anniversary of Michael Hart’s death It was two years ago this week that Michael Hart died. His friends and family miss him greatly. Project Gutenberg has carried on the mission of digitizing and giving […]

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PG Monthly Newsletter (2012-12-05)

This is the Project Gutenberg newsletter for December 2012. To manage your subscription, visit http://lists.pglaf.org/ Contents: * Message of thanks * Year-end gifts and donations * Michael Hart’s house is up for sale * New eBook listings from the past month ** We received this message of thanks, to all Project Gutenberg volunteers, contributors and […]

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PG Monthly Newsletter (2012-09-05)

This is the Project Gutenberg newsletter for September 2012. CONTENTS ** In Memory of Michael Hart ** Estate Book sale September 8-9 ** Wodehouse, anyone? ** Thanks! ** A new mirror site in Bulgaria ** New eBook listings ** In Memory of Michael Hart It was nearly one year ago today that Project Gutenberg’s founder, […]

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PG Monthly Newsletter (2012-07-04)

This is the Project Gutenberg Newsletter for July, 2012 In this newsletter: * Birthday of the eBook * Grand opening of self.gutenberg.org * EBook #40000 * New eBook listings * Birthday of the eBook Today is July 4. It is the Independence Day holiday in the United States, and marks the 41st birthday of electronic […]

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October 2011: Loss of our Founder

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As many people are aware, Project Gutenberg’s founder passed away on September 6.  Information about the life and legacy of Michael Hart is online here: www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Michael_S._Hart Thanks to the many fans, friends, and eBook enthusiasts who shared in our sadness of this sudden loss.  Michael will be remembered fondly, and there is no doubt that […]

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Michael Hart 1947-2011

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Two days ago, on the 6th September 2011, Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, was found dead in his home in Urbana, Illinois, aged just 64. Michael invented the eBook (electronic book) in 1971 when he typed the U.S. Declaration of Independence into the Xerox Sigma V mainframe at the University of Illinois in celebration […]

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eBooks: 2011 – The ebook in ten points

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These ten quotes are excerpts from email interviews. Their authors are Michael Hart, John Mark Ockerbloom, Robert Beard, Jean-Paul, Nicolas Pewny, Marc Autret, Pierre Schweitzer, Denis Zwirn, Catherine Domain and Henk Slettenhaar. August 1998 “We consider etext to be a new medium, with no real relationship to paper, other than presenting the same material, but […]

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40 Years of Project Gutenberg: A Mini Guide

Project Gutenberg: A Mini Guide

As today marks the 40th anniversary of Project Gutenberg we have a special ebook gift for all our volunteers and visitors. Marie Lebert and friends have put together a mini picture guide on the history of Project Gutenberg; from the founding of the project by Michael Hart, to the first native French ebook, the inauguration […]

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