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eBook Timeline

Talking Book Record


Event date(s) : 1932 - 1932
: Talking Book Record
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Description : The "Talking Book" is a durable long playing record created by engineers for the American Foundation for the Blind.


Space Cadet


Event date(s) : 1948 - 1948
: Robert A. Heinlein's Space Cadet
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Description : R. A. Heinlein's Space Cadet is appearently the first book to make use of an electronic book.


Ampex and NBS


Event date(s) : 1948 - 1948
: Ampex Tape Recorder/player
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Description : First audio books were created for blind war veterans. Created by Ampex with the National Bureau of Standards and Specifications created an inexpensive reliable talking audiotape book machine.


A Child's Christmas in Whales


Event date(s) : 1952 -
: First commercial audio publication
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Description : Caedmon the first commercial audio publisher, released A Child's Christmas in Wales and Five Poems which were written and read by Dylan Thomas.


Personal Computer


Event date(s) : 1970 -
: Word Processing
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Description : Personal Computers come to market with word processing abilities


Project Gutenburg


Event date(s) : 1971 -
: Project Gutenburg
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Description : Michael Heart created Project Gutenberg with the purpose of freely releasing public domain books through the internet.


Tale of Peter Rabbit


Event date(s) : 1990 - 1990
: First Children's CD Book
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Description : Discus' Tale of Peter Rabbit was the first childrens CD storybook.


eBook Confernece


Event date(s) : 1998 -
: The first I E B C
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Description : the U. S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held the first International Electronic Book Workshop in Gaithersburg, Maryland


MS Reader


Event date(s) : 2000 -
: MS Reader with Cleartype
: http://www.microsoft.com/reader
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Description : MS Reader released with cleartype display and interactive features including text-to-speech, font size, highlighting, bookmarking, note taking, and drawing.


Kurzweil Reading Machine


Event date(s) : 1976 -
: Kurzweil Reading Machine
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Description : First reading system (text-to-speech) the Kurzweil Reading Machine


Adobe Reader


Event date(s) : 2003 -
: Adobe
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Description : Adobe Reader incorporates it's Acrobat Reader and eBook Reader into one program


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