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 never been short of amazing in support. Now Nisus Writer Pro 3.0 is out! I have not had a chance […]
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 longer than the original post. Eventually, outside links to the Shulchan Aruch and Maimonides’ compendium of Jewish law appear on […]
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 in things Mac and Apple it might be a worthwhile read.
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 the MacOS.
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 “Sacred Techs” we wanted to bring together information focused upon using technology in the real of biblical and ancient studies. It […]
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 give a lovely Penn State – Schreyer Honors College mug to the first person who is the most correct. Only […]