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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 18 2015 7:02 PM

Well, in spite of some disappointments I decided to keep my pre-pub order.  Who knows they might give us a full version as an update at a lower price later on down the road.

DAL

Ps. Now can we please have Dracula back this time in Noet?

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Sherri Huleatt | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 18 2015 7:44 PM

Floyd Johnson:

Quick question - I read that updates will be relatively  cheap.  Is That compared to the pre-pub price or the MSLP?

Hi Floyd,

That's in comparison to the Pre-Pub price.

Sherri

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mike | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 18 2015 8:02 PM

Sherri,

How big is the file? Just wondering..

I love big files.

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 18 2015 9:00 PM

mike:

Sherri,

How big is the file? Just wondering..

I love big files.

LOL

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 18 2015 9:22 PM

Gao Lu:

Being Noet and given the provided information I had presumed it might be the 11th edition 1911.  But maybe not?

Yes, the 1911 edition is the one I want. Too bad so few others understand what the 11th edition was and is. It has numerous Bible-related articles. The reputation of the 1911 has caused it to be referred to for over a century. I'm pretty sure Logos offered it as a CP at one time, but it languished and was removed. Too bad. Probably more useful for Logos users than this 2015 edition will be...though I'm not knocking it. May get it myself.

...But I still want the 1911 ed.!!!

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 18 2015 9:26 PM

David Paul:

Gao Lu:

Being Noet and given the provided information I had presumed it might be the 11th edition 1911.  But maybe not?

Yes, the 1911 edition is the one I want. Too bad so few others understand what the 11th edition was and is. It has numerous Bible-related articles. The reputation of the 1911 has caused it to be referred to for over a century. I'm pretty sure Logos offered it as a CP at one time, but it languished and was removed. Too bad. Probably more useful for Logos users than this 2015 edition will be...though I'm not knocking it. May get it myself.

...But I still want the 1911 ed.!!!

Definitely !  Has it been removed?  I think Mike Barnes posted a link to it above.

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Scott E. Mahle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 18 2015 9:27 PM

David Paul:

Yes, the 1911 edition is the one I want. Too bad so few others understand what the 11th edition was and is. It has numerous Bible-related articles. The reputation of the 1911 has caused it to be referred to for over a century. I'm pretty sure Logos offered it as a CP at one time, but it languished and was removed. Too bad. Probably more useful for Logos users than this 2015 edition will be...though I'm not knocking it. May get it myself.

...But I still want the 1911 ed.!!!

It's still in CP

https://www.logos.com/product/33266/encyclopedia-britannica

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 18 2015 9:29 PM

I'll be honest...I think Wikipedia is the most important thing the internet ever hosted. But great as it is, it is something of a shimmering phantom at times, by its very nature. Great for a quick and dirty info grab, not so great when you want to quote something, since the bit you quote might disappear tomorrow. Having something like the EBNE 2015 to refer to that is reasonably gelled in its consistency (pun intended) is valuable for that reason alone...plus, it's the Britannica.

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 18 2015 9:34 PM

Scott E. Mahle:

Ah, great! Or maybe I should just say "good", since it is highly unlikely that it will ever see the light of Logos. I mean it when I say the 1911 is probably far more useful for a Logos user than the 2015 will be. That's not a knock on the 2015, but rather a tip of the hat to the 1911. Place your bid on it now. Let's try to get a bump at $50. If that won't get the job done, Bob can let us know.

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 18 2015 9:37 PM

David Paul:

Scott E. Mahle:

Ah, great! Or maybe I should just say "good", since it is highly unlikely that it will ever see the light of Logos. I mean it when I say the 1911 is probably far more useful for a Logos user than the 2015 will be. That not a knock on the 2015, but rather a tip of the hat to the 1911. Place your bid on it now. Let's try to get a bump at $50. If that won't get the job done, Bob can let us know.

I've been in at $100 since last July.

george
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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 18 2015 9:50 PM

David Paul:
I mean it when I say the 1911 is probably far more useful for a Logos user than the 2015 will be. That's not a knock on the 2015, but rather a tip of the hat to the 1911. Place your bid on it now.

Agreed. The 1911 Edition is the best Britannica ever published. But why not bid $100 on each of them?

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 18 2015 10:05 PM

My bid has been $100 from the beginning...but I'm somewhat unconvinced that many others will do so. I'm hoping that more would be willing to bid $50. Getting it to peak at $50 will be the hard part, but I'm going to drop my bid from $100 to $50 and hope the $50 peak kicks in. Lower prices always attract more interest.

EDIT: I see that $50 isn't an option, so I bid $60. I also fear that that price is too low, but it isn't going anywhere at $100 so it won't hurt to try. If you are unfamiliar or uncertain, trust George, ST, & me and bid $60. We don't always agree, but we agree on this. The articles in the 1911 will be worth every penny of $60.

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 18 2015 10:14 PM

Lowering your bid won't change anything regarding where it peaks unless it peaks above you.

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Ryan | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 18 2015 10:59 PM

Mark Smith:

Sherri Huleatt:
-The EBNE also includes more than 25,000 high-resolution videos and images that are all fully searchable and accessible--even when you’re not connected to the Internet.

While I am still not sure if I'll benefit from the print content of the EBNE, I am interested in a resource that would provide this vast a number of images and videos for under $100. That alone might make this a worth-while purchase.

Hi Mark. I just wanted to say I absolutely agree. Those videos and images were about 95% of the reason I decided to purchase it.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 19 2015 1:19 AM

George Somsel:

Greg Masone:

Hello George,

Yep, I've got all those already :-)

Ive got a print edition of the Great Books that I'm readone through and would love to have them all digitally.

You do realize that you can't display them in your bookcases, don't you?  Wink

Sure you can. Take screenshots of your Library in Cover View, print them out, and tape them up on the faces of your bookcases. Wink

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Carmen Gauvin-O'Donnell | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 19 2015 5:34 AM

Yes, the Great Books of the Western World would be a great addition to the collection.

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Average Joe | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 19 2015 6:47 AM

DAL:

Who knows they might give us a full version as an update at a lower price later on down the road.

That is what I am hoping for.  Of course, I wouldn't expect Faithlife to comment on that at this juncture.  That possibility would probably hinge on how well the EBNE does now.

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Steve A. Boyd | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 19 2015 7:23 AM

I say this with "all due respect", but I find most Logos products on the "pricey" side. Therefore, I am curious what the actual "small fee" will be for the updates. With that said, the pre-pub price seems like a good enough deal for me to at least try it for the 30 days...as others have stated.

Steve

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 19 2015 8:06 AM

steve clark:

Yesterday after thinking about the EBNE (Encyclopedia Britannica) one reason for purchasing it would be so that i might have access to it in the future.

Over the past 20 years i have bought at least 2 Encyclopedias for my PCs. Over the years these have stopped working with my newer PCs as Windows has evolved. The oldest was written for 16-bit OS and cannot be loaded. The other has similar issues with my current Windows 8 PC. Another down side was that they required me to insert various DVDs as i changed viewing different articles.

But with EBNE coming out in Logos compatible book form. This book form should alleviate this problem as Logos will in the future will continue to upgrade its app to work with newer OS and computer technology. So the EBNE book will work unlike the older purchased Encyclopedias.

Plus i will not need to change DVDs as i view articles in the EBNE.

Edit: another advantage to having the EBNE over other Encyclopedias (purchased for PCs) is that it will be available on my other devices (tablet, phones, etc).

Great points Steve. Thanks for articulating them. I'm still not decided but this helps.

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Bill Coley | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 19 2015 8:10 AM

I react to the Encyclopedia Brittanica offer with both applause for the creation of a Logos-empowered version of such a consequential source of information and disappointment that the product is in fact abridged. Further, I am troubled by the fact that the marketing surrounding the offer made so little effort to make the abridgement clear.

Sherri, while I respect your good intentions in this thread, I encourage you to revisit some of your exchanges with posters. I think you will find that at times your responses were significantly and unnecessarily incomplete. I believe it took you far too many posts to` report the new resource's scope and limitations.

Those reservations expressed, I may still purchase the resource since I think $99 is a great value for Britannica in almost manner and size of delivery.

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