The Companion Bible Electronification
over two years I have had this idea to somehow create an electronic version of
the Companion Bible (or at least the side notes). By its nature, the
Companion Bible cries out for interlinked html files.
At first I
considered cutting up an entire Companion Bible in order to scan it into my
computer and do so-called ‘character recognition’ on it. But my
preliminary ‘character recognition’ results demonstrated that it would
require just about as much editing time to produce quality results as it would
to just type them in.
calculated the amount of time it would take me to accomplish such a task, it
actually made me lose interest in the whole project (50 years if I work 1 hour
then occurred to me that there are probably many people who would be willing to
help. Also, quite conveniently, I was about to take a course in webpage
development. For my final project in the course, I wrote a website that
allows multiple users to assist in this project. This website now exists
for writing this is to recruit interested parties to help in the ‘electronifying’
(for now) the side notes of the Companion Bible. If we could get 50 people
to set aside one hour per week, the entire Companion Bible could be made into an
electronic version in a year. Of course, this electronic version will be
free to everyone.
What is in
it for you:
know that you were a part of a meaningful project.
Learn about the Bible as you type.
Credits in the final product, if you wish.
An electronic, interlinked version of the Companion
So if you
are interested, go check out the site. You can see the proposal and what
part you can play in the project. Check out the ‘Main page’ as well as
the ‘Side notes’ page. If you are interested in becoming a member,
there is a link on the Main page, near the top, called ‘Become a member’.
the more people that help out, the faster we will have an electronic version of
the Companion Bible!!
have any questions, comments, or anything else, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: Neither Erik
nor The Companion Bible Electronification Operation are affliated with
Philologos.org. If you would like to help out or contact the administrator
of this project, please use the links provided above.