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#1 RogueMonk

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:58 PM

We had a major fire in our church two weeks ago and much was lost, including my personal library of books. Thanks to Accordance, not all is lost. In the past few years, I switched almost entirely away from printed commentaries to Accordance-based commentaries. Had I not done so, the loss due to fire would have been even worse.

 

This is all to say, among the many good reasons for using Accordance, add "resistance to loss by fire" as an other one.

 

 

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PS - If anybody is interested in more about our church fire, the local newspaper did an article here - http://www.hamiltonn...ame-of-support/



#2 R. Mansfield

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:10 PM

So sorry to hear about the fire at your church. I read the article you linked to, and I'm glad to hear no one was hurt. Nevertheless, such things are extremely disruptive. 

 

The issue with books is one of the main reasons I made the switch to investing in electronic books whenever I can over physical books. Your story confirms this decision for those of us who have made it.


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#3 Timothy Jenney

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:06 PM

Yes, pleased your library was saved, Roguemonk.

 

My own conversion to digital texts really began in 1999, when I took a year sabbatical to teach in three different places overseas. I couldn't take my physical library with me. I found I couldn't buy English fiction for pleasure reading overseas. Finally, my students had to pay an arm and a leg for textbooks: textbook cost + exchange rate + shipping cost + [value added] tax = too much to afford!

 

The final straw was when I then left my position of a decade in MN to move to Florida. Even after selling/giving/trading 1/3 of my library, I still had to move 26 boxes of books—into a house that had no room for them.

 

Accordance, you are a lifesaver [and a backsaver!]. My physical library has been reduced to what I need to serve as a really nice backdrop for our "Lighting the Lamp" podcasts.


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#4 Abram K-J

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:06 PM

I always thought it was ironic that the backdrop for software podcasts was print books... ;)


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:08 PM

Maybe Tim should use a moving background of Matrix-like green characters made up of only Greek and Hebrew letters against a black field.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:30 PM

Yes!


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:56 PM

Now that would be cool. And finally and forever prove our status as bunch of nerds!


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#8 Timothy Jenney

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:27 PM

Actually, I thought I might move to a green screen, then just superimpose a photo of my [former] library over it. 

 

Then, one day, I could slowly dissolve it to my real office: Starbuck's! :D


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:30 PM

I think it should show scrolls, capsa, and scribes at work! Oh, wait, that's the inner sanctum of the development team office!


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