the last thing that makes paper better than logos

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JC54 | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Sep 8 2012 3:56 AM

I read the blog about the advantages of Logos and I totally agree. But paper has one big advantage: you can give or lend your books to someone else. if I read a good book, I want to share it, also with people who are not willing to buy the book themselves. And when someone really needs a book I own but never use, I would like to be able to give it to him.

It would be awesome if Logos could find a solution for that (maybe something for Logo 5?)

 

ohw I would like to add an advantage of Logos: the books don't take to much space :P

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 8 2012 6:07 AM

Johannes - I like your idea, but it is not likely to happen in the near future due to agreements with the publishers. In the mean time, if you REALLY want to lend resources out to someone else… you can loan them your mobile device (i.e. iPod / iPad / Andrioid). NOTE: any highlights or notes they take will become part of YOUR collection.

As an FYI - Amazon just released new devices and Apple is predicted to release an iPad mini within the next couple months.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 8 2012 6:52 AM

This is one area where I've not understood pastor behavior. On the one hand their whole 7 days a week is in trying to 'steer cats'. Encourage and potentially alter people's behavior in a good way. And one activity is preparing speeches (using the language of the 1st century). They've since moved to 'homelies' and 'sermons'. But essentially weekly speeches.

So you'd think pastors would be the most enthused with sharing their rich library of materials. They'd either be reluctant to go 'electronic' ... how can they share?? Or heavily pressure the Christian software companies to accomodate sharing.

But don't think so. It's really the speech that seems to be the driver. Finding that perfect lexeme.


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JC54 | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 8 2012 6:57 AM

I'm wondering, would it also be allowed to give people your username and password (I have some family and friends I'd trust that much without doubt) so they can read the book just at home with the internet?

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 8 2012 7:05 AM

Although your idea is common sense (good), it's not allowed. 'You' can read your books; they can't. The major exeception is your wife can read your books but only if she's not a professional religious person.

Now, I'd suppose, if maybe you left a page open on your monitor and a friend walked by and accidentally read it, that'd be ok.

On the last sentence, I'm just joking. It illustrates the nuttiness of the book rules. In music, it's a little more common sense.


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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 8 2012 7:16 AM

DMB:
This is one area where I've not understood pastor behavior.

As a pastor maybe I can explain - at least from my point of view.

The sorts of books I have in Logos aren't the sorts of books I would consider loaning out. I've got many paper commentaries in my personal library and can't remember ever loaning out any of them, or nearly any of my other books. Books I have loaned out, have a tendency to remain on 'permanent loan,' so I don't tend to want to loan out books - especially the more expensive reference books (the type I mainly buy for Logos).

Now I recommend books, and most folks know their way to the local bookstore, or to an online book seller.

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 8 2012 10:19 AM

Johannes Hendrik Menkveld:

I'm wondering, would it also be allowed to give people your username and password (I have some family and friends I'd trust that much without doubt) so they can read the book just at home with the internet?

No, the license is for "one user". If it was for more than one user, the publishers would probably demand more pay, which means Logos would have to charge more.

(Note: Logos allows husband and wife to count as "one user", provided they're not both using it professionally. Same with minor children.)

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Donnie Hale | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 10 2012 9:36 AM

When I read the thread title, I thought the reason was going to be because paper will continue to support Windows XP after Oct 26, 2012.

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Graham Owen | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 10 2012 10:48 AM

Richard DeRuiter:
The sorts of books I have in Logos aren't the sorts of books I would consider loaning out.

As a pastor I agree, there are many books that I find useful that I would not recommend.

Richard DeRuiter:
Books I have loaned out, have a tendency to remain on 'permanent loan,'

Agreed, I always tell people don't lend anything you're not prepared to give.

My approach to this has been to either:

  • Buy books for people
  • Buy copies of Logos for people usually Nelson's Essential. I bought, and gave away lots of the Logos Starter when they produced it.

God Bless

Graham

Pastor - NTCOG Basingstoke

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