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Project Gutenberg (1971-2009)

by Marie Lebert

The first ebook was available in July 1971, as eText #1 of ProjectGutenberg, a visionary project launched by Michael Hart to createelectronic versions of literary works and disseminate them worldwide.In the 16th century, Gutenberg allowed anyone to have print books for asmall cost. In the 21st century, Project Gutenberg would allow anyoneto have a digital library at no cost.

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