Booknology: The eBook (1971-2010)

Booknology: The eBook (1971-2010)

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/Booknology: The eBook (1971-2010) by Marie Lebert

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2010

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Booknology: The eBook (1971-2010)

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An ebook timeline from 1971 to 2010. Updated version, December 2010.

Book Excerpt

onary Project: collaborative dictionaries on the internet

After launching the Human-Languages Page (H-LP) in May 1994, Tyler Chambers launched the Internet Dictionary Project (IDP) in 1995. The IDP was a collaborative project to create free collaborative online dictionaries from English to other languages (French, German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish). As explained on the project's website in September 1998: "The Internet Dictionary Project's goal is to create royalty-free translating dictionaries through the help of the internet's citizens. This site allows individuals from all over the world to visit and assist in the translation of English words into other languages. The resulting lists of English words and their translated counterparts are then made available through this site to anyone, with no restrictions on their use." Twelve years later, in January 2007, Tyler ran out of time to manage this project, and removed the ability to update the dictionaries, but people could still search th