Trying to catch up on a bunch of stuff that's accumulated in my reader...
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- Island Jewels: Understanding Ancient Cyprus and Crete - Free eBook from Biblical Archaelogy Society (btw, use that link instead of the incorrect one on the front page of the BAR site) A 70 page PDF download upon subscribing to the BAR enewsletter; mostly classical stuff, but some biblical related. (HT: Todd Bolen at BiblePlaces)
- Mobile Computing, OliveTree BibleReader4: Some interesting observations noted and linked on this post. There are challenges for those companies trying to create Bible software for a variety of all the mobile platforms out there. OliveTree has released a beta of BibleReader4 for the Blackberry, and they have been working on iPhone apps too. OliveTree has also set up a Twittering service to keep updated. Our IT department at my seminary has also gone to Twittering to keep everyone updated on systems issues, but I'm still not a Twittering or Plurking fan... The latest CCMag issue has an article reflecting on the importance of iPhone and Google Android phones in the coming years.