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#1 R. Mansfield

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 01:33 PM

In his Accordance 25 story, David Lang, our VP of Development, tells about the first time he ever laid eyes on Accordance--two years before it was even released!

 
Check it out on the Accordance Blog!
 

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 02:33 PM

The depth of search features goes back that far. I had no idea.


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https://youtu.be/Y8R9ZPT2T-I

https://youtu.be/AfY7CGU8sck

 

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 02:38 PM

The depth of search features goes back that far. I had no idea.

 

I was surprised to learn this myself. I began using Accordance in 1998 but would not have guessed that such a sophisticated search feature would have been there from the very beginning.


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Posted 28 February 2019 - 03:05 PM

He mentions MacBible but I was sure mac Bible from ver early on was merged with Accordance. I remember contacting Accordance to get the NJB and NAB Bibles and thought I was using them in conjunction with MacBible, although I know that early on version 2 or 3 I was using accordance. My memory may be way off I dod know Zondervan's Mac offerings eventually were all Accordance based for the longest time (I believe starting at Accordance 3, but then again memories may be failing me, 45 so starting to fall apart...lol)...

 

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 03:08 PM

David can correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe MacBible was Zondervan’s name for “The Perfect Word” that Roy Brown created before Accordance. Zondervan bought it from Roy and then renamed it. Thus, there is obvious “spiritual” (using the term generically) continuity between the two.


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Posted 28 February 2019 - 03:35 PM

And likely the module formatting was compatible.... it seemed to me Helen thought it strange that one would just want Bible texts but I was humoured and got them little did she know that they were a gateway drug dragging me into the Accordance universe. LOL

 

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 03:45 PM

I was surprised to learn this myself. I began using Accordance in 1998 but would not have guessed that such a sophisticated search feature would have been there from the very beginning.

 

Yeah, the thing that makes this absolutely "nutz" is that the internet wasn't even in the public sector yet. Talk about being ahead of the game!

 

[Edit] Public sector. I miswrote.


Edited by Jesse D, 28 February 2019 - 03:48 PM.

https://youtu.be/Y8R9ZPT2T-I

https://youtu.be/AfY7CGU8sck

 

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 04:02 PM

Daniel, I planned on exploring the MacBible-Accordance connection in a follow-up blog post. :)  Rick is right that Zondervan bought The Perfect Word, which Roy had developed in the late eighties. Zondervan wanted to avoid any trademark issues with WordPerfect, so they renamed it MacBible. This was actually kind of funny since The Macintosh Bible was a popular Macintosh computer book by Peachpit Press.

 

At the time, I had no idea that MacBible and Accordance were "related." I had just seen MacBible in stores and was getting impatient for Accordance's release. Needless to say, I'm glad I waited!

 

Eventually, Zondervan dropped MacBible and turned to Accordance to power their Macintosh CD-ROM products.


Edited by David Lang, 28 February 2019 - 04:04 PM.

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