Obituary for Michael Stern Hart

As listed at the web pages of Project Gutenberg, Michael S. Hart has passed away. He died at his home on September 6th, 2011. Michael died at 64 years old.

Who was he? The founder of Project Gutenberg!

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Michael_S._Hart

On July 4th, 1971 Michael began to digitize printed books and documents for the world to see. We now call this an eBook! His mission of 40 years was to have the world able to read all of it's treasures digitally from anywhere. He nearly accomplished that, translating writings into 60 languages.

Michael, you will be missed. Thanks for taking us along for the ride. It's been great!

Posted on 9 Sep 2011, 17:00 - Category: Remembering The Best
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One more thing..

For those of you who grew up in the 70's there is someone you probably remember well. His name is Peter Falk.

Peter Falk was most well known for his role as a police detective in the NBC movie series "Columbo". He seemed to be clueless at times, then suddenly sleuthing a case in a matter of minutes, or so it seemed.

Peter was born in New York City in 1927. Many New Yorkers actually knew him well as he was no stranger to the big city.

As you can tell, I keep saying knew.. and that is why this article is being written. A remembrance of a great man, a great actor, and a great New Yorker who has now joined the ranks of greats who have passed on from this world to the next.

We wish you well in the next world Peter. Hopefully you will find it as entertaining as we have found you over the years.

Godspeed..

Posted on 24 Jun 2011, 15:10 - Category: Remembering The Best
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Farewell to Liz..

Elizabeth Taylor has passed on at the age of 79. She was suffering from congestive heart failure which finally took it's toll. Her four children were at her side at the time of her passing.

Almost everyone remembers the movies and appearances she has made throughout her lifetime. This is one person who will truly be missed. She was a person who really did care about everyone, and who everyone adored.

The peak of her film career was in the 1950s and 1960s, having four Oscar nominations in a row between 1958 and 1961. Only one of these nominations won her an award. That was Butterfield 8. Her second Oscar came in 1967 for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Other famous films she starred in included National Velvet and Cleopatra.

Elizabeth Taylor was still active into this century, starring in a TV film called "These Old Broads" which aired in 2001.

The family has requested that donations be made to The Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation at the following URL: http://www.elizabethtayloraidsfoundation.org/ instead of sending flowers. I truly believe she would have wanted it that way herself.

Another great leaves the world. She will be missed..



Posted on 23 Mar 2011, 12:52 - Category: Remembering The Best
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Tom Bosley - One to remember..

Tom Bosley, an actor who played Richie Cunningham's dad in the 1970s TV series Happy Days has died at the age of 83.

After starring in Happy Days which ran for eleven years, Bosley played many roles in other TV shows such as a crime-solving priest in "The Father Dowling Mysteries".

Bosley's agent Sheryl Abrams said he died in hospital on Tuesday morning.

Another great leaves the set. Best of luck on the other side Tom..


Posted on 19 Oct 2010, 18:08 - Category: Remembering The Best
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Tribute to "Father of the PC"

Dr Henry Edward Roberts was the inventor of the Altair 8800 computer. This computer, which had no display and was operated by a series of switches, started the personal computer movement. This one invention soon made Microsoft, Apple and their founders as well as countless others in the personal computer industry billions of dollars. Henry Edward Roberts died on April 1st, 2010 at the age of 68 after a long bout with pneumonia.

"Ed was willing to take a chance on us - two young guys interested in computers long before they were commonplace - and we have always been grateful to him," Microsoft's founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen said in a public statement.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak told CNET that Dr Roberts had taken "a critically important step that led to everything we have today".

When we look back at all of these incredible ideas and inventions that eventually gave us the technology of today we have to say one thing.. "Wow, what an incredible ride this has been.. so far anyway".

We'll miss you Mr. Roberts.. Thanks for all you have given us.




Posted on 2 Apr 2010, 13:46 - Category: Remembering The Best
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