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Submission + - Dr. Michael Hart Passes Away (

dmoynihan writes: Dr. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg in 1971, died yesterday. The online literacy project began when Hart passed around copies of The Declaration of Independence to anyone then online.

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead