Emerging ICT Trends Affecting Progressive Publication

Abstract: Progressive publication is the practice of distributing portions of Scripture in a language as soon as it is translated, rather than waiting until there is a complete New Testament before publication. A brief introduction to progressive publication is provided. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) such as mobile phones and village radios, which affect progressive… Continue reading Emerging ICT Trends Affecting Progressive Publication

Non-English ICT Computer Language Support

Abstract: Android, Apple OS X and iOS, Linux (including Balsa and Wasta), and Microsoft Windows 7 and 8, all provide excellent support for reading documents in languages other than English. Most provide good support for creating documents in major languages. Support for languages of wider communication (LWC) is mixed. Support for minority languages is best… Continue reading Non-English ICT Computer Language Support

SBL’14 Papers

I’ll be speaking twice next week at SBL’14 in San Diego.  On Saturday, 11/22/14, at 4PM I’ll be presenting Non-English ICT Computer Language Support.  This paper & talk explores what support different operating systems have for minority languages.  At 9AM on Sunday, 11/23/14, I’ll be presenting Emerging ICT Trends Affecting Progressive Publication.  It covers the… Continue reading SBL’14 Papers

Field Solutions Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategy

Abstract: In September, 2014, TSC projects lost five laptops and a BGAN in [REDACTED]. It is not always possible to anticipate high-risk projects during the design phase because of changing security circumstances over the life of a project. It is crucial that Field Coordinators and Consultants inform Field Solutions immediately when a laptop or BGAN… Continue reading Field Solutions Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategy

3 Common Development Mistakes

Sphere ( http://www.sphereproject.org/ ) is a set of minimal standards for humanitarian responses.  Sphere points out (among other things) that many attempts at assistance run into unintended consequences.  The following are three common mistakes to avoid when helping Friends. Doing What They Can Do Themselves One of the most common mistakes made by short-term visitors… Continue reading 3 Common Development Mistakes