E-book pioneer Michael Hart

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  • Michael Hart's Birthday

    Michael Hart's Birthday
    Michael Stern Hart was born on March 8,1947 in Tacoma, washington, US.
  • Garage Experimenter

    Michael Hart was a lifelong tinkerer—he was an early garage-experimenter with radio, with hi-fi, and later, with computer technology, from Apple to Atari to CP/M, Unix, MS-DOS, and other operating systems.
  • Project Gutenburg

    Project Gutenburg
    Project Gutenberg began in 1971 when Michael Hart was given an operator's account with $100,000,000 of computer time in it by the operators of the Xerox Sigma V mainframe at the Materials Research Lab at the University of Illinois. Michael is remembered as a dear friend, who sacrificed personal luxury to fight for literacy, and for preservation of public domain rights and resources, towards the greater good.Project Gutenberg was inarguably the birthplace of the e-book.
  • The 100

    The 100
    The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History is a 1978 book by Michael H. Hart, reprinted in 1992 with revisions. It is a ranking of the 100 people who, according to Hart, most influenced human history which has sold more than 500,000 copies and been translated into 15 languages.
  • interpedia

    interpedia
    Hart was involved in an early effort (circa 1993) to develop a free and openly accessible "Internet Encyclopedia", called "Interpedia
  • Violence Prevention

    Violence Prevention
    In 1996, Hart addressed a conference organized by Jared Taylor's race-realist organization, American Renaissance, on the need for a racial partition of the United States.[2] Hart proposed a three-way division with one part for white separatists, one part for black separatists, and one part left as multiracial nation. He said that a peaceful, voluntary partition is the only way to prevent violence.[3]
  • A View from the year 3000

    A View from the year 3000
    His third book, A View from the Year 3000, published in 1999, is a history of the future which includes both technological advances and political developments
  • E-books

    E-books
    In July 2011, Michael wrote these words, which summarize his goals and his lasting legacy: “One thing about eBooks that most people haven't thought much is that eBooks are the very first thing that we're all able to have as much as we want other than air. Think about that for a moment and you realize we are in the right job."
  • Death

    Death
    Hart died on September 6, 2011 of a heart attack at his home in Urbana, Illinois. He was 64.
  • Michael's funeral

    Michael is remembered as a dear friend, who sacrificed personal luxury to fight for literacy, and for preservation of public domain rights and resources, towards the greater good.
    This obituary is granted to the public domain by its author, Dr. Gregory B. Newby.