One obituary called him "an unreasonable man" after George Bernard Shaw's definition: "Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people."
I have great respect for Project Gutenberg's goal to make public domain books available on the internet for anyone - for free. Thanks to Mr. Hart, everywhere I go, I can take Michel de Montaigne and the White Rabbit with me. I'm grateful.
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(Read more at Boing Boing and at Project Gutenberg's obituary of Michael Hart.)