Daily Archives: November 17, 2009

Beyond Bible Texts

Take a read of Mark Kellner’s article in the Washington Times today. Library in your pocket is a very cool review of Logos 4.
What really got me thinking is the remarks at the end which reflect a scenario I’ve been pondering over for some time…

But think, for a moment, beyond the (rather large) “niche” market of people who study the Bible and related resources. Think of doctors, lawyers, accountants or anyone who needs to consult a wide range of texts — some old and some modern — on a continual basis. I would imagine that the Logos Bible Software “engine” could be adapted to these areas and that similar benefits could emerge..
KELLNER: Library in your pocket – Washington Times

The reality is that the industries listed have hundreds or thousands of their own resources, not religious in nature. Imagine thousands of Medical texts, drug interactions, and special journals / or the hundreds of thousands of legal decisions, congressional documents – hey even the multiple drafts of the health-care reform bill all available on the Logos platform. It has amazing potential for those industries. It also has amazing potential for revenue.

The obvious problem with such a move however is the unintended consequences.