As you may or may not be aware, the xbible project aims to bring the bible to places where its difficult to share the gospel, to Arab, Persian, Turkish and Kurdish Muslims and to Hebrew speaking Israeli Jews.
We find smart phones and tablet computers quite boring, their icons often like quite dull. Worse of all is Windows 8 which has bland and uninspired monochromatic icons.
At xbible headquarters in Jerusalem in the Holy Land, we like inspiration from middle east markets, holy places and street corners.
This shop on the right is a popular traditional business run by Armenian Christians in Jerusalem’s old city.
Pictorial metaphors are far more interesting when they are vintage and exotic – don’t you agree dear reader?
When it comes to technology in the mission field, one of the pioneers of this is MegaVoice.
Megavoice is a unique ministry which produces radios designed to be fixed onto one channel, for local broadcasts of Christian radio in a specific country and bibles in spoken MP3 form that can be used anywhere in the world.
Build tough for harsh environments, some can be run on solar power in developing countries where batteries are scarce and costly. Many people in these targeted countries maybe illiterate in their own language, so this is where the spoken word is better!
These people are some of our heros!! please do check them out!!:-
The xbible project is different as its on a low cost USB stick which requires a normal Windows computer.
We aren’t a rival, we just hope the gospel can go out to places where evangelism and bible teaching maybe difficult due to free speech, threats against believers or where bibles and material might get seized or confiscated in airports or border crossings.
Interesting article on fake USB sticks.
In western countries, USB sticks are cheap enough to get from Amazon, Play.com, etc in US, Canada, UK, France and Germany, there is no need to get them from not so well known places.
I would say that these are large capacity sticks through flea markets could of been directly imported from China which could have the capacity doctored so they don’t work reliably and corrupt after a certain amount of data has been written.
We would recommend buying USB drives from decent reliable sources.