The boy who lived has, in fact, lived ever since 19 March 1972, when literary magazine Życie Literackie published a short story titled “Harry Potter”. The author – Jan Rostworowski – was a Polish writer and poet who, as a soldier of the Polish Army, spent twenty-eight years in Great Britain.
Rostworowski’s text tells a story of a seventeen-year-old Harry whose life is much more muggle-like than that of his namesake. In fact, his life is rather ordinary – as a shopkeeper, he delivers the original Cracovian sausage and pickles. And in the end – he suddenly vanishes.
The earliest known work of literature is an epic poem titled the Epic of Gilgamesh. The ancient poem is from Ancient Mesopotamia.
Because paper books did not exist at the time, the whole tale is told on 12 tablets. Today, the Epic of Gilgamesh is available on a digital tablet or e-reader
Did you know, the fear of running out of something to read is called Abibliophobia.
In 1971, passionate technologist and futurist Michael Stern Hart, inspired by a free printed copy of the Declaration of Independence, decided to transcribe it into a computer.
He made the file available to other users of the computer network at the University of Illinois, with an annotation that it was free to use and distribute.
Make sure to have good lighting where you read, since reading in low light will strain your eyes and may give you a headache.