Today we say good-bye

Two days ago, Michael S. Hart passed away. He is the creative genius that invented eBooks and Project Guttenberg. Back in 1971 Hart created the first eBook and was so inspired, he kept going. He had a vision that literature would be freely and widely available to all. Like the Guttenberg Bible, Hart changed our lives. People are reading everywhere from their iPads, Nooks, and Kindles, from their iPods and smart phones. We can travel with more books than we’ll ever read on that vacation, all contained within some little electronic device.  We tuck our literature into our pockets, sneaking reads like the maids in the 18th century who carried little 16mos in their aprons. Learn more about Hart and his world view. You will think about things differently.

“Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.  Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.  All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.” G.B. Shaw, and one of Hart’s favorite quotations.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Jane Ellison
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 21:37:51

    Lauren,
    Love the graphics!
    I’m getting smarter while having fun – a winning combination!

    Reply

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