Saturday, July 31


biblioteca digital, Computación, Features, Internet, libros, Michael Hart, Noticias, obras literarias, Proyecto Gutenberg

Half a century of the world’s oldest digital library | Digital Trends Spanish

Thanks to Internet we have access to an almost infinite amount of cultural content. We can watch movies, documentaries and series, read books and magazines, and listen to music like never before in history. We owe this to the pioneers who saw the web as an interesting vehicle for spreading culture, even when the internet was in its infancy. An important milestone in this matter was marked by the writer and philanthropist Michael Hart, who on July 4, 1971 decided to launch the Gutenberg Project. This initiative sought to offer a free book collection through the internet with the aim of contributing to the public literacy process. At the time, Hart was a student at the University of Illinois working on one of the most important computers in the Materials Research Laboratory, which later ...