January 17, 2022

Article: “From Plato to Michael Hart: The Long Journey of E-books”

Title From Plato to Michael Hart: The Long Journey of E-books Author P. Divakar Source DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology (32.2; 2012) Abstract Genesis of e-books and the connected social implications have a long bearing on the dissemination of knowledge. The strides in information technology have ushered in new content formats and reading […]

Michael Hart: "Gutenberg’s Energetic Heir Who Brought the Bible Online"

The Financial Times has published a nearly 800 word obit about eBook founder, public domain advocate, and so much more, Michael Hart. It’s available with an FT subscription or with a free registration (for a limited number of articles). The obit includes comments by Hart from 2006 email interview he did with Richard Poynder. Direct […]

Project Gutenberg Founder, Michael Hart, Has Passed Away

Some sad news to report. An info visionary and go-getter, Michael Hart, the founder of Project Gutenberg has passed away at the age of 64. An obit has been posted on the Project Gutenberg web site. History books that discuss publishing and information technology will need to devote a sizable amount space to Michael who […]

Milestones: "30,000 English eBooks from Project Gutenberg"

From a Project Gutenberg News Post by Michael Hart (Founder of Project G Almost 40 Years Ago): Today, just six weeks after Project Gutenberg posted its 40,000th internally created book, the 30,000th English ebook has now been placed online: The Religions of Ancient Egypt and Babylonia, by Archibald Henry Sayce. [Clip] Project Gutenberg started the […]