Project Gutenberg: A Billion Free E-Books (LA Times Article)
Project Gutenberg: A Billion Free E-Books
Michael Hart invented the e-book. At least that's what Hart's e-mail signature says.
Indeed, Hart is considered by many in technology and literary circles to be the creator of the electronic book. As founder of the Gutenberg Project, named for the 15th century printer credited with inventing movable type, Hart began transcribing and scanning books on July 4, 1971 -- "technically July 5," Hart corrected himself in an e-mail; "it was all night." Click link for more