Monday, December 12, 2005

before google there was gutenberg

In a typical week, there are at least a million downloads. We get a lot of Thackeray downloads, a lot of James Joyce, a lot of Dickens. "Pride and Prejudice" is always up there. Sherlock Holmes is always up there. … There are always some you don't expect, like "Manners, Customs, and Dress During the Middle Ages, and During the Renaissance Period" by Paul Lacroix. …We also have reference material, which most people probably wouldn't think of - like Roget's Thesaurus. Plus, the Koran, along with the Bible.

Project Gutenberg founder Michael Hart interviewed in the WSJ

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