Comments for Craig's World Mon, 17 Jan 2022 18:47:52 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on “…your business partner said you’re dead.” by Dale L Durnell Mon, 17 Jan 2022 18:47:52 +0000 Craig, you’re a master at this!! I got more than a single chuckle out of this today.
Blessings friend
P.S. I’m sorry to hear of your demise – I would have (at least) sent flowers had I known

Comment on QuickVerse/Parsons Technology History by Craig Fri, 12 Nov 2021 13:55:30 +0000 In reply to LAW KAI CHUEN.

QuickVerse 2 came out 30 years ago. I haven’t worked at Parsons Technology for 23 years. I don’t recall the precise number and contents of the individual 3.5″ or 5.25″ floppy disks on which the program shipped by mail in the days before the Web.

Comment on QuickVerse/Parsons Technology History by LAW KAI CHUEN Fri, 12 Nov 2021 06:03:14 +0000 Just wondering if QuickVerse 2.0, by 3.5″ floppy, requires just 1 single blue 3.5″ floppy for installation + KJV by three 3.5″ floppy disks……would be adequate to install a usable QV2 program.

Comment on QuickVerse/Parsons Technology History by Craig Tue, 10 Aug 2021 13:05:15 +0000 In reply to Dr Lionel Hartley.

You’re definitely one of the last Bible Illustrator users. 🙂 I always thought the basic functionality would be useful for a number of other things but we never got around to implementing any of them. FYI, Bible Illustrator suffers from a universal bug among software of its era that will cause it to fail or act in unexpected ways for dates beyond either 2036 or 2038 (don’t remember which). So just keep that in mind going forward. 🙂

Comment on QuickVerse/Parsons Technology History by Dr Lionel Hartley Tue, 10 Aug 2021 04:27:09 +0000 Craig, I have been using Bible Illustrator and QuickVerse for many years now. I started with the DOS version of QuickVerse and the Windows version of Bible Illustrator. I have been so impressed with these two products I have kept an older computer (now running Win XP, upgraded from Win95) and use it every day for sermon preparation and personal bible study. I remember in the DOS days trying a database program and after laboriously typing in 10,000 entries from 3×5″ filecards it crashed very time I tried to type in entry 10,001. Not so with my Bible Illustrator program which has proved itself so reliable I use it to store copies of my sermons (Although I rarely use a sermon more than once, I have been preaching for over 60 years). Bible Illustrator also safely stores and easily accesses over 80,000 illustrations, plus my wife’s cooking recipes. I have also used Bible Illustrator to store a medical dictionary and multi-language glossaries. I want to say thank you for such a reliable product that has enhanced my ministry and helped me to grow personally. — Dr Lionel Hartley, Australia.

Comment on QuickVerse/Parsons Technology History by Craig Thu, 08 Jul 2021 19:55:53 +0000 In reply to KC.

We don’t actively support the old Windows CE devices. None of our more recently released books and Bibles would work there, and you’ll need a PC connected to your Win CE device to install the few that do. You’ll have to contact tech support to get access to the app itself. They’ll end up asking me how to do it because nobody there was here when we did Windows CE. And I don’t remember anything about it. But yeah, we might be able to get you going assuming you’re very Windows CE savvy. 🙂

Comment on QuickVerse/Parsons Technology History by KC Thu, 08 Jul 2021 19:44:09 +0000 In reply to Craig.


Just visited and I find “PocketBible” software…

Knowing that those HP 300LX series, which use 2 AA batteries as well, with Windows CE 1.0 / 2.0 installed, then if the PocketBible software for Windows CE is available with support, then it’s cool.

Comment on QuickVerse/Parsons Technology History by Craig Thu, 08 Jul 2021 18:32:37 +0000 In reply to KC.

I don’t recall any CD versions of QuickVerse for DOS, but I could be wrong.

I doubt there is any Hebrew or Greek Bible for QuickVerse for DOS. There is Greek for QV/Windows but I suspect it is for QV5 and might require at least Win98.

If I were you I would be looking for an old DOS version of the Online Bible.

If you can find an old, old version of QV/Windows, perhaps pre-3, it stands a chance of running in 2MB RAM under Win 3.1.

You’re well past the limit of my memory and knowledge. I would be strongly looking at low-powered, current devices instead of 25-30 year-old obsolete hardware that will only run 25-30 year-old obsolete software. I would rather schlep a couple marine batteries and solar panel charger into the wilderness to power my up-to-date laptop than fight some ancient, unsupported hardware/software with no support from the Internet. And frankly, I would rather pack water purification equipment, antibiotics, toilet paper, and a paper Bible than any of the previously mentioned items. 🙂

Comment on QuickVerse/Parsons Technology History by KC Thu, 08 Jul 2021 17:16:22 +0000 In reply to Craig.

Hi Craig,

Thanks so much for your quick response. Then I need to focus on QuickVerse 1 or 2, wondering if CD version exist, and for QV2 a large number of floppy disks would be required.

I may opt for other “freeware” for DOS but may be difficult to find one with Greek/Hebrew.

Of course for locations lacking electricity, hard copies seem to be must, but wondering if some technology can be adopted even if only applicable for limited duration that can in use.

Also, for my 4-AA-batteries subnotebook, it does use Windows 3.1 while wondering if only 2MB RAM would have some hope to run QV3 or even QV4…

Thanks again

Comment on QuickVerse/Parsons Technology History by Craig Thu, 08 Jul 2021 11:39:45 +0000 In reply to KC.

QuickVerse 3 and 4 are Windows products. They won’t run on the machine you describe. I believe the latest version of QuickVerse for MS-DOS was QuickVerse 2. It would have been released in 1991 as I recall, and it was pretty much immediately obsoleted by the public up-take of Windows over DOS. So its been obsolete and unsupported for 30 years.

QuickVerse was sold to WordSearch sometime in the late 2000’s. They promptly discontinued it. WordSearch was bought by Logos last year, and Logos promptly discontinued WordSearch. So there’s no way to register an old copy of QuickVerse for DOS. You may or may not be able to use it without registering. I don’t remember what kind of digital rights management we were using at the time.

I think maybe I’d be coming at this from one of a couple different directions:
1. Consider a carefully curated set of print reference books and skip electronic entirely.
2. Look for a reliable solar or mechanical generator. But bring a printed Bible for back-up. 🙂