An ebook timeline from 1971 to 2010. Updated version, December 2010.
onary Project: collaborative dictionaries on the internet
After launching the Human-Languages Page (H-LP) in May 1994, Tyler Chambers launched the Internet Dictionary Project (IDP) in 1995. The IDP was a collaborative project to create free collaborative online dictionaries from English to other languages (French, German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish). As explained on the project's website in September 1998: "The Internet Dictionary Project's goal is to create royalty-free translating dictionaries through the help of the internet's citizens. This site allows individuals from all over the world to visit and assist in the translation of English words into other languages. The resulting lists of English words and their translated counterparts are then made available through this site to anyone, with no restrictions on their use." Twelve years later, in January 2007, Tyler ran out of time to manage this project, and removed the ability to update the dictionaries, but people could still search th
Succinct little history of the e-book. I hope Marie Lebert will continue to update it from time to time!
Thank you so much to Barbara for her feedback. An updated version of the Booknology dated 5 December 2010 was just released in Project Gutenberg [http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/33460]. The updated version includes the year 2009 and the Nook. I hope the updated (and final) version will soon be available in ManyBooks too.
Fascinating stuff in this 44 page timeline. Learned some things I did not know. But 2009 is the year that was left out. I wonder why. Nothing about the B&B nook, the eReader device explosion. The timeline goes from 2008 t0 2010. Barnes & Noble has always been a major player in the electronic book field from way back, so to leave out the nook is a glaring omission. Otherwise, very interesting.