Infographic: If You Fancy Knowing The History of Digital Publishing

Forty six years ago—in July 1971—college student Michael Hart created the first digital book when he types the Declaration of Independece into a computer at the University of IIIinois. It took only a decade after for reference books to move to electronic editions. Not until 2000s, however, did digital publishing take off, launching a revolution that would conquer the publishing industry via the disrupting vehicle of mobile technology.

Thanks to digital publishing, we can enjoy all our favorite magazines and newspapers right at our fingertips. In the infographic ahead, originally posted by KaterinaM in,  let’s see some highlights of the history of digital publishing.

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