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Bill Hill (father of e-reading)

He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, (1949-2012), and attended Allan Glen’s school and Herriot-Watt university. He then spent 15 years in the Scottish press before joining ¬†Aldus, where he co-invented the breakthrough ClearType font display. He was head-hunted by Microsoft in 1994 to lead their typography group. There he became a close associate of Bill Gates and they often made public presentations together. He lived for the rest of his life at Redmond, just outside of Seattle. His colleagues say that his work was a major factor in the creation of e-books including Amazon’s Kindle and Apple’s ipad. They called him the “father of e-reading”.

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