Milestones: Project Gutenberg Reaches Ebook #50,000
From a Project Gutenberg Newsletter Item by Greg Newby:
Project Gutenberg is thrilled to achieve the milestone of eBook #50,000. In honor of Project Gutenberg’s founder, Michael S. Hart, a special title was selected. “John Gutenberg, First Master Printer, His Acts, and most remarkable Discourses, and his Death” is now
available at www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50000.
Michael Hart invented the electronic book in 1971, launching what would become his life’s major calling. He named his effort “Project Gutenberg,” to recognize the impact of Johannes Gutenberg and in anticipation of electronic books helping to transform society by bringing cost-free literature to all people. Free literature, and the freedom of thought and freedom of expression it fosters, is key to growth of literacy, opportunity and enlightenment.
Read the Complete Item & Review a List of New Ebooks Added to the Collection During August 2015
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