Sunday, March 6, 2011


Happy Birthday E-Book!

The E-Book turns 40 this week.  First created by Michael Hart when he was granted  $100,000.00 worth of computer time with a Xerox Sigma V mainframe computer. Instead of spending the time computing he decided the best use of the time would be the storage, retrieval and searching of what was already stored in our libraries.  The first E-Book was born - The Declaration of Independence. 
Mr. Hart's work would go on to become Project Gutenberg.

The Romance genre became one of the first genres to become successful in the E-Book field.

A company called E-Ink would eventually get involved and they would introduce a new display technology. Thank you for helping to make reading an E-Book so much easier.

Read an E-Book this week to celebrate!

For more information on E-Books and for information on
the official "Read an E-Book Week" check out

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