Today is Michael S. Hart's birthday, and that is something to celebrate! He was born the 8th of March, 1947. Who was he, you ask? I'd say he was a visionary and an activist who decided to fight ignorance and illiteracy with the best possible weapons: books. Oh, and also he just happens to be … Continue reading A very happy birthday to Michael S. Hart, the inventor of the ebook!
We often hear about ebooks mentioned as opposed to paper books, as if the two were mutually exclusive. But false dichotomies are so limiting, don't you think? Why pit one against the other? Isn't reading the important thing, no matter how you do it? Can't we love both paper books and our ebook reader? Hashtag LoveIsLove! … Continue reading Paper vs. Ebooks: can’t it be both?
The ebook is older than you think! E-ink ereaders may have been invented in 2007, but believe it or not ebooks have been around for nearly half a century! Hard to believe they've been around so long, but it's true: on July 4th, 1971, Michael S. Hart created the very first ebook by typing out the United States … Continue reading Happy birthday, ebooks! And eternal gratitute to Michael S. Hart
What a brilliant idea! On the MobileRead forums, author M. David Blake is holding a (first ever?) "autographed ebook" all-digital book signing event! Best of all, it's free! Get your own personalized ebook, available in epub and mobipocket formats. Details here.