Comments for Craig's World https://craigr.com Fri, 17 Jan 2020 19:20:05 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 Comment on QuickVerse/Parsons Technology History by Craig https://craigr.com/2013/04/04/quickverseparsons-technology-history/#comment-21714 Fri, 17 Jan 2020 19:20:05 +0000 https://craigr.com/?p=199#comment-21714 Hi Jim,

As you probably read, Bob surprised me with his knowledge of churches as small businesses. Personal Bible study and church attendance may not have been as important to Bob and others in the company as it was to me, but he was always very supportive of what we were doing in my division. I never felt like an outsider in that respect; I always felt like he and I were on the same team. I think part of that was that we both always treated QuickVerse and the Church Software Division like a business. A lot of Bible software companies try to convince themselves and others that they are a ministry. As a result, they don’t necessarily make good business decisions. I always thought it was important to make sure we were going to be able to pay our bills and invest in ourselves for the future. Bob was a great mentor in that respect. I think we both would say that your “spiritual” or “kingdom” goals are fine and dandy but will be irrelevant if you can’t pay to keep the lights on. And QuickVerse was always very successful — we were #1 in the church and Bible market — and it’s hard to argue with success. 🙂

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Comment on QuickVerse/Parsons Technology History by Jim Murphy https://craigr.com/2013/04/04/quickverseparsons-technology-history/#comment-21713 Fri, 17 Jan 2020 18:44:40 +0000 https://craigr.com/?p=199#comment-21713 Craig, I have always wondered how Bob Parsons got involved in distributing Bible software.

Some brief Google spelunking for GoDaddy history … and then Bob history… and then Parsons history… brought me to your blog. I enjoyed the Craig and QV history. Thanks.

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Comment on QuickVerse/Parsons Technology History by Craig https://craigr.com/2013/04/04/quickverseparsons-technology-history/#comment-21712 Tue, 14 Jan 2020 22:59:35 +0000 https://craigr.com/?p=199#comment-21712 I left Parsons Technology at the end of 1998, right after forming Laridian and launching PocketBible. Good to hear from you again!

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Comment on QuickVerse/Parsons Technology History by Ernest https://craigr.com/2013/04/04/quickverseparsons-technology-history/#comment-21711 Tue, 14 Jan 2020 22:01:28 +0000 https://craigr.com/?p=199#comment-21711 Hi Craig
O my goodness! Embarrassingly I only just now discovered your Pocketbible and am loving it! When did you launch this and how was I oblivious to this till just now.
So fast and easy to use and ….. the Boolean search feature is back…. YES. I was up an searching in less that 15 seconds from the moment I opened the program.

You wouldn’t remember me, a church planter from the 80’s & 90’s, who missed the original very quick and very easy to use Quickverse. I think I was still using the Version f or was it Version g that someone directed me to. I eventually installed a pre-Windows XP compiler so I could still run it. Yup that’s the length I went to to keep using the original early Quickverse version. It was fast, loaded in seconds, took little HDD space and had Boolean search features.
My church then provided me with various monolith Bible software programs running into the thousands which consumed mass HDD space and took “forever” to load and were just not easy to use and had no Boolean.
As time went by and for various reasons, I just did not have access to it anymore.

Next step is to put in on my iPhone

Thank you you kindly Sir Craig.

Ernest

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Comment on About My Low-Carb, High-Fat Lifestyle by Craig https://craigr.com/2019/04/09/about-my-low-carb-high-fat-lifestyle/#comment-21708 Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:01:58 +0000 https://craigr.com/?p=608#comment-21708 Charles,

I’ve responded by email. We received and responded to all of your support tickets but I suspect your email server is putting them in your spam folder.

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Comment on About My Low-Carb, High-Fat Lifestyle by Charles Taylor https://craigr.com/2019/04/09/about-my-low-carb-high-fat-lifestyle/#comment-21700 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 21:03:03 +0000 https://craigr.com/?p=608#comment-21700 Craig,
I’m a cardiologist and long-time fan of PocketBible. Also a big fan of the low-carb, high protein, high fiber diet. One additional piece: I tell my patients there’s no excuse for not having at least one serving beans each day.
One problem: sorry to use this platform, but I’ve given up on the laridian website: I have a serious technical problem involving the desktop version of PocketBible. I’ve sent multiple “tickets” to support over the past 3 months without a reply. Not even an acknowledgment. Do you still have a tech support department?

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Comment on About My Low-Carb, High-Fat Lifestyle by Jim Tate https://craigr.com/2019/04/09/about-my-low-carb-high-fat-lifestyle/#comment-21309 Fri, 23 Aug 2019 01:04:56 +0000 https://craigr.com/?p=608#comment-21309 Craig, very interesting info. It helps explains some things that have been a conundrum for me the past few years. I’m going to follow your lead on this. I’ll keep you posted.

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Comment on QuickVerse/Parsons Technology History by Craig https://craigr.com/2013/04/04/quickverseparsons-technology-history/#comment-20429 Tue, 28 May 2019 10:49:43 +0000 https://craigr.com/?p=199#comment-20429 Thanks, Mark. QuickVerse is gone. Lifeway made WordSearch buy QuickVerse to eliminate a competitor before Lifeway bought WordSearch. They don’t have any way to “resurrect” it, and have no motive to do so. I’m pretty much 100% Mac now and WordSearch is positively unbearable on a Mac. 🙂

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Comment on QuickVerse/Parsons Technology History by Mark Regazzi https://craigr.com/2013/04/04/quickverseparsons-technology-history/#comment-20420 Mon, 27 May 2019 22:03:43 +0000 https://craigr.com/?p=199#comment-20420 I loved QuickVerse . . . and hated the divorce once it was no longer easy to use or updated. (I forget which.) Never did like the substitute(s). WordSearch is OK but just not QV. Every once in a while I go back online to see if it might have experienced a resurrection. Still disappointed, but have bought everything I can from Laridian . . . just because I like whatever Craig does. As a retired minister/college teacher I spend a lot of time in more academic programs with access to lots of original language resources . . . BUT PocketBible is my goto app when I need to look up something quick. Keep up the good work.

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Comment on QuickVerse/Parsons Technology History by Dave Kidroske https://craigr.com/2013/04/04/quickverseparsons-technology-history/#comment-20417 Mon, 27 May 2019 16:09:15 +0000 https://craigr.com/?p=199#comment-20417 Thanks, Craig! I loved Parson’s software and it’s focus on usable tools for Pastors. It was a leap forward for managing church business affairs and for replacing those big concordances on my bookshelf! I miss Parson’s. The innovation and attempt to fill unfulfilled niches made it exciting. You guys!

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