Do you know Michael S. Hart considered a person who changed information technology because The history of information technology cannot be complete without the name of Michael S. Hart. He was the founder of the first e-book, as well as the Project Gutenberg (PG), the first attempt to make e-book freely available on the internet. The project was named after Johannes Gutenberg, the 15th century inventor of the printing press.
Hart’s efforts to build a digital platform began in 1971 with the digitalisation of the US Declaration of the Independence while at the University of lllinois.
Hart published e-books through the ARPANET, and played a key role in digitalisation literature too. N his digital library (PG) were posted classics including the Bible, and works of Homar, Shakespeare and Mark Twain. His invention thus paved the way for modern e-books.
On September 6th, 2011, Hart died of a heart sttack, at the age of 64.