Sacred Techs


Nisus Writer Pro 3.0 Released   Recently updated!

I have been using one version of Nisus or another since 1994. I have written all of my academic work in it (it was one of the first to support right-to-left languages on the Mac) and while there was an annoying footnote bug that bit me when I was submitting my doctoral thesis, they have […]


“Facebook IPO: Good for the Jews?” or anyone? 2

This is a very curious article by Uriel Heilman. He begins with something interesting: If the Talmud were written today, would it look like Facebook?First, the rabbis of the Mishnaic period post a Jewish legal rule. Then, Talmudic sages weigh in with their comments, all pithy and lacking punctuation. Almost immediately, the comments grow far […]


Apple announces OS X Mountain Lion. So what?

Today I posted two articles on Sacred Techs about Apple’s update to their Mac operating system. In the first post I review the new features coming this summer with the release of Mountain Lion. In the second I consider whether this signals a significant shift in Apple’s approach to desktop computing. If you are interested […]


Sacred Techs Podcast #2 is up! iOS Bible Software

Be sure to get it from the site or iTunes. In this podcast we have a pair of interviews from SBL 2011. I met with the good folks at Accordance Bible Software and Olive Tree Bible Software, the two premier software applications for reading and annotating biblical and ancient texts on iOS devices and now…they are BOTH on […]


Sacred Techs is up!

I am very pleased to announce that the first post and podcast of Sacred Techs are now up! (The podcast is even available via iTunes.) This site is a collaboration between myself and Dr. Robert Cargill. We describe the site as, “posts and podcasts relevant to the study of things ancient using things very modern.” With […]


SacredTechs.com – a competition 5

Why don’t we have a bit of fun with this? Dr. Robert Cargill and I are getting ready to launch a collaboration that we think will be of interest to the Biblioblogging world and beyond. The project is called: Sacred Techs So here is the competition. What do you think this will be? I will […]