Saturday, September 10, 2011

So long old Friend!


Michael Hart   March 8, 1947 - September 6, 2011
         
He passed away Wed, and I will miss him dearly. He was a bit..um...cantankerous, but we always got along well. He was not one to suffer a fool, LOVED a debate, and respected a person's intelligence over race, creed, income, or education level. He has single-handedly done more for literacy in the past 15 years than anybody I know of. He is the inventor of the e-book, and founder of Project Gutenberg - the LARGEST collection of books online.

He was an awesome mix of geek and librarian. Most of my computer knowledge came from him. As did the willingness to give any book a chance. I promised him that I would start volunteering again after we moved to our new house. I'm sad that he won't be there to give me my assignments. I am proud to have been a part of Project Gutenberg, and proud to have been able to call Mike a friend. On behalf of book lovers, teachers, and homeschoolers around the world - Thank you and Well done Mike! R.I.P.~



Please go visit   http://www.gutenberg.org/


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1 Comments:

Blogger Happy Elf Mom said...

Beautiful tribute! :)

September 10, 2011 at 9:53 AM  

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