On July 4, 1971 Michael Hart posted the first ebook file on the ARPANET and transformed content distribution.
Todd Carpenter is currently Executive Director of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), where he helps to organize community consensus on a variety of technical and business practice issues for publishers, libraries, and systems vendors. He has served SSP as Secretary-Treasurer, a Board member, and a chair of several committees including Education and Web Editorial. After receiving his Bachelors degree in Philosophy and German from Syracuse University, Todd escaped the snowy northern climate for the warmth and sun in Georgia and then eventually Maryland. Realizing there was no lucrative future in philosophical musings or reading German literature, Todd entered publishing, where he worked in a variety of marketing management roles at the Haworth Press, the Energy Intelligence Group, the Johns Hopkins University Press, and BioOne. When not working on standards development, his wife and two children, gourmet cooking, running, biking, and photography engage almost all of his waking hours. Todd is a regular speaker at community events, and is also very active on twitter @tac_niso.