For ten years, a whole decade, the bulk of my spare-time has been dedicated to working out how a hypertext Bible commentary differs from a print one, I've been doing this by writing a web-based commentary on Amos. As I noted back in December
, at last version 1.0 of this commentary has been finished and peer-reviewed. This is a big step, since it means both that:
You are invited!
- the work has been assessed in a formal way by others who know what they are talking about and judged valuable (or 1000 users a day are not wrong ;)
- and students and scholars who want to cite the commentary now can cite a stable fixed and unchangeable edition
- and maybe now I can focus more on trying to persuade others to write commentary in similar format to enlarge the series - a big step towards that will be a simple manual for authors describing what to do (both the mechanics and the rhetoric i.e. both how to write so we can convert it to hypertext delivery and what to write differently from a print commentary
if you live in Auckland, or can get there on March 10th, you are invited to the official launch party, at 7:00pm at Carey Baptist College, 473 Great South Rd, Penrose, Auckland
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be good espresso coffee, hot chocolate and deserts [sorry, "desserts", I can't spell - BTW those who want deserts see next post, almost] , so do say you'll come!