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On 11 Jul 2005 Michael S. Hart wrote:

As far as I can tell, the entire open source movement, whether you are tracing it back through programming to Stallman or though eBooks to me, is based on the logic of creating the symmetrical power structure only available through putting things on the Internet for all to download.

out of: [Upd-discuss] On the 'Creative Commons': A Critique of the Commons without Commonalty via: [ox-en]

Michael S. Hart 1947-2011

Michael Stern Hart was born in Tacoma, Washington on March 8, 1947. He died on September 6, 2011 in his home in Urbana, Illinois, at the age of 64. ...

Hart was best known for his 1971 invention of electronic books, or eBooks. He founded Projekt Gutenberg, which is recognized as one of the earliest and longest-lasting online literary projects. He often told this story of how he had the idea for eBooks. He had been granted access to significant computing power at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. On July 4 1971, after being inspired by a free printed copy of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, he decided to type the text into a computer, and to transmit it to other users on the computer network. From this beginning, the digitization and distribution of literature was to be Hart's life's work, spanning over 40 years.


December the 1st in Literary History:

in 1971, Michael Hart launched Project Gutenberg. == The first digitised text was the Declaration of Independence ... - http://tinyurl.com/p9ck6q3 About us: http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:About

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Gutenberg digital :

Göttinger Gutenberg-Bibel, Musterbuch und > Helmaspergersches Notariatsinstrument > Hrsg.: Elmar Mittler. Niedersächsische Staats- und > Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen ; Stephan Füssel. Institut für > Buchwissenschaft der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. - München : > Saur, 2000. - Zahlr. Ill. > 9 Lit. > Image-Scans der 1 282 Seiten des Pergamentexemplars einer > Gutenberg-Bibel, eines Musterbuchs für die Ausmalung von > Handschriften, das zur Illuminierung des Göttinger Bibel-Exemplars als > Vorbild gedient hat, und des "Helmaspergerschen Notariatsinstruments", > das einen Moment des Rechtsstreits zwischen Gutenberg und seinem > Geldgeber Johannes Fust dokumentiert und der wichtigste Beweis dafür > ist, daß Gutenberg den Druck mit beweglichen Lettern erfunden hat. - > Biographie Johannes Gutenbergs, die Erfindung des Buchdrucks, ihre > Auswirkungen und historische Bedeutung. [Ersteintrag in der VAB: > 29.06.2000] > > http://www.virtuelleallgemeinbibliothek.de/00173ANF.HTM >

John Gutenberg, First Master Printer

>>> His Acts and Most Remarkable Discourses and his Death >>> http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50000

>>>> >>>> John Gutenberg, by Franz von Dingelstedt 50000 >>>> [Subtitle: First Master Printer, His Acts and Most Remarkable >>>> Discourses and his Death] >>>> [Link: http://www.gutenberg.org/5/0/0/0/50000 ] >>>> [Files: 50000-0.txt; 50000-h.htm] >>>>

>>>> >>>> Thanks to WebRover, Chris Curnow and the Online >>>> Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net (This >>>> file was produced from images generously made available >>>> by The Internet Archive) >>>>

>>>> 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. >>>> >>>> Johannes (or John) Gutenberg is best known for introducing mechanical >>>> movable type printing to Europe. This brought about a revolution in >>>> printing, which was a key event in shaping today's information and >>>> knowlege-based society. >>>> >>>> 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. >>>> >>>> You can read more about Michael Hart at >>>> www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Michael_S._Hart or in this Wikipedia article: >>>> www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_S._Hart >>>> >>>> To join in celebrating the great gift of free literature, please read >>>> a book. Or share a book. Or share a whole collection of books. >>>> Michael was proud of all efforts to give books. >>>> >>>> On behalf of Michael Hart, and of Project Gutenberg, my huge thanks >>>> and appreciation to all the volunteers who have helped to achieve this >>>> milestone. I invite you to join Distributed Proofreaders at >>>> www.pgdp.net, to assist in digitizing a future Project Gutenberg >>>> eBook. >>>> >>>> This message is granted to the public domain by its author, >>>> Dr. Gregory B. Newby.

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