Creator of Project Gutenberg and eBooks Passes Away

Michael Hart, who created the first e-book when he typed the Declaration of Independence into a computer on July 4, 1971, and created Project Gutenberg, the oldest and largest digital library, was found dead on Tuesday at his home in Urbana, Ill. He was 64.

Michael will be missed. His legacy of openly available ebooks live on. Hart’s contribution to society will be eternal.