Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Local Hero

Project GutenbergIf what you did yesterday still seems great today, then your goals for tomorrow are not big enough.

-- Michael Stern Hart (8 March 1947 - 6 September 2011, in Urbana), American author, best known as inventor of the electronic book (or ebook) and founder of Project Gutenberg, a project to make ebooks freely available via the Internet; most of the early postings were typed by Hart himself

I met Michael Hart in the mid 70's when I was still in high school. He was selling stereo equipment on the side, and I bought a pair of speakers from him. I recall his phone number at the time was FLY-HART (359-4278).

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