On the surface, it might appear that the phrase "Electronic Text" could be applied to pretty much anything on this site. However, there is a certain strain of textfile creator that has taken on a very specific and forward-thinking cause: translating the classic text of our times into an electronic form, so it will survive into our digital age.
As the copyright expires on a piece of work, and reprints are occuring in all forms, groups of people (at the forefront, the Gutenberg Project) have made these works available to the general public by painstakingly transcribing the works into textfiles. These are on a different level from other textfiles, and the cause is (generally) a more noble one.
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