Actually I understand the concern about reading.
I've noticed that some older people prefer a computer monitor while many younger people such as myself still find printed matter better for the eyes and have some/many books as printed matter + Bible study software.
Btw, related to this issue, I today ordered a book as printed matter even though Logos (Vyrso, which is for more simple books and novels and with automatized tagging) offered the previous Edition of it for free. I will rarely do like that.
I don't download many free books. I just don't find it worthwhile to clutter my digital library, nor the extra organization required, so fewer books can be better. Free isn't always complete free. I also think about not causing the servers more download requests than necessary, and I don't pay for any internet and most probably won't for quite a while. (It wouldn't be all that simple to get internet, the contract would have to be in someone else's name, as over here You have to pay a TV-license (which goes for public service TV and radio) if You have anything that looks like a computer or a smartphone or internet (even without a computer) or a TV. I hide my laptops and the external monitor, and I have never had a TV in my own home and never will.)
I'm reluctant to get any Kindle or Android device, and I refuse to buy Kindle books from Amazon. I may sound like an ethically concerned person and maybe I am, I think about that for producing that kind of device a metal is needed for the touch monitor, so a rare earth mineral is consumed, and I guess that we will r out of that mineral at some point.
I just bought an external monitor two days ago for my smaller computer. I have two laptops, both with 1366*768 pixels. The old one (with SSD and 4 GB RAM) is 11.9" with external ergonomic keyboard www.trulyergonomic.com, the internal keyboard is almost broken (several keys don't work, due to that I used the computer outside the local library using Wifi this winter). The new one (which I'm considering upgrading to Windows 8 and 120 GB SSD) is 15.6", regular 2.5" harddrive and 7.6 GB RAM available.
I don't have a printer. If I would have I might be too tempted to start printing a lot at some point. But it would actually be good to have. As I write this I'm getting tempted to buy that - but I surely can't afford this month. It would be difficult to hide it, I could only take it out from the store in the middle of the night. Organizing papers wouldn't be all that much of a problem. Unfortunately I often prioritize papers and books over other household duties.
I try to think whether I want a book as printed matter or in Bible study software. I shall think about that even more in the future, and not always buy in Bible study software just because it often happens to be cheaper. Sometimes I even duplicate, although seldom so far. Logos, in which I have many hundred books and a whole bunch under evaluation often sells books in collections (not exactly the same thing as collections in Accordance), i.e. bundled, so I have sometimes ended up buying just the desired volume(s) as printed matter.
Please SEE THIS recent LINK about Bible versions: https://www.christia...curate.7926578/
Moffatt version that I find I can focus on in the commuter traffic for more devotional reading - I also have the commentary set: https://www.christia...-bible.7618350/
And NPP and English translations and commentaries as well as as a bit about learning the original languages: https://www.christia...posts/72219172/
I think the best Accordance base is to buy HALOT (and BDAG) used, and then upgrade to Hebrew Pro. I have never bought a Collection with actual content but am holding on to the working configuration I have so far and am going to buy version 13 Hebrew Pro. /Apr. 6. 2018 - the very last day it was possible to get (if having contacted while the sale lasted) version 12 at 35% off + individual upgrade pricing:
I'm growing only my Accordance and print libraries (EDIT March 28. 2018: I now really have quit altogether placing new orders elsewhere) and printed matter nowadays only through the sites biblio and alibris. I also occasionally duplicate things, depending on price. I don't buy Collections/base-packages at all, to me an OK print library is a Collection/base-package and is bragging-rights, a mid-size Collection would not be!! Books copyrighted in the most recent Years (2011 and later) have to be truly exceptional for me to buy them - this is a strategy I'm going to stick to. I very rarely have to add any lexicons or Bible Dictionaries, I access them wherever, under Accordance I have bought HALOT and BDAG used. Otherwise I prefer BAGD actually which I have under L6.9. The best One-Volume Bible commentary is Oxford Bible Commentary.
NAB70 OT and L6 functionality including Chineze (which I don't speak/read) under spare account.
The Oxford Bible Commentary under other one pretty large current account that is the one I actually use. /Oct. 16. 2017 Edited Jan. 14. 2018. My current comparison March 20.-21. 2017 of two laptops: https://community.lo...520.aspx#891520 ... and compared to the AMD laptop I used to have, things like speed and battery life
yesterday was 2 years since I returned from an archaeological trip to Turkey. /Apr 16. 2016 A bit of interest in Akkadian or Babylonian. /Apr. 2016
Besides my Macbook referenced below I have a few Windows, among the toughest I have are: 4GB (upgrading to 16 GB) W7 i3 3110 3rd gen Ivy Bridge (since it's W7 Professional and huge battery that actually can be gripped while carrying it open) - on which I have Accordance 10. | Until a Year ago I had: 8GB W10 AMD FX-7600P (since it's AMD:s best laptop CPU - I LOVE AMD) it had the slightly overkill AMD R7 270DX 2GB graphics, it was bought new on Oct. 30. (tomorrow from Örebro by train) 2015 marked down a bit as it was a returned item (not on a sale). My desktop has the excellent value for money G2030 CPU Ivy Bridge - currently I'm not using internet in it, it's the one on which I have Accordance 12 Starter installed. /March 28. 2018
For emailing, discussion- and dating- sites I have a very old laptop: Core 2 Extreme CPU, 4 GB RAM, Vista, SSD, old batteries and wanting to get one new battery, out of Bible Study softwares I'm only going to use Accordance (12 Starter) on it. /April 2018 installation of Windows:
Relevant and representative Facebook: https://www.facebook...100009160762403 (see also my Twitter).
Was on a vacation in Germany by car July 21. - Aug. 1. 2014 relaxing, evangelizing a little, while studying.
Going to teach myself the asq -programming language years later on. /June 16.-Oct 10. 2015-Apr. 16. 2016
This one is waiting for yet another motherboard change and I'm not sure it will get done IF everything continues the same: OS X 10.11 El Capitan on my 2007 Macbook Pro, with motherboard changed when it was 4 years old, disks changed as well: main drive 256 GB SSD, two new batteries. The 6 GB RAM and the two USB 3.0 ports for it (the latter through ExpressCard slot) just arrived this afternoon. /June 17. 2015