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Project Gutenberg (1971-2008)

by Marie Lebert

The first eBook was available in July 1971, as eText #1 of ProjectGutenberg, a visionary project launched by Michael Hart to create freeelectronic versions of literary works and disseminate them worldwide.In 2008, Project Gutenberg had aproduction rate of 340 new books each month, 40 mirror sitesworldwide, and books being downloaded by the tens of thousands everyday.

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