Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Kindle Follow-up - A Logos and Amazon Team-up
I thought of a solution to my lament over the lack of biblical studies resources available for Kindle. It's so obvious that I don't know why I didn't think of it before. Logos and Bibleworks have a large number of relevant books available in digital format. Kindle is a device for reading digital books. If Logos and Bibleworks teamed up with Amazon to make their digital library formats readable on Kindle, we'd instantly have a large number of useful reference books and relevant biblical studies books available for Kindle. That doesn't solve the problem of how expensive the Logos modules tend to be but it might be worth it to have reference grammars like Jouon-Muraoka or the whole text of BHS available on this device, saving me the trouble of either firing up my laptop or carrying numerous books around.
Posted by Douglas Mangum at 6:21 AM
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My co-contributor Tod emailed me his thoughts about the Kindle and Logos.ReplyDelete
"One problem is that Kindle is a proprietary format. I like the idea of kindle and other e-book readers, but I don't want to put myself in the position of choosing my reading according to availability within a certain format. I don't see how biblical-studies books will be available in any kind of specialized sense for YEARS, and not only because of the market share. Logos doesn't impress me as an especially cooperative company, and I find their software cumbersome and counter-intuitive besides."
So much for my great idea. No biblical studies books for Kindle for a long time. But why? Why can't Logos or Bibleworks convert their e-libraries to Kindle format? It must be possible. It must. Thanks for the feedback, Tod.