Latest WTS publications CD???

by Nathan Natas 9 Replies latest jw friends

  • Nathan Natas
    Nathan Natas

    I'm interested in obtaining one of the latest - 2002? 2001? - WTS CDs.

    If anyone has access to them, please email me. My mailbox is open.

    Edited by - Nathan Natas on 30 August 2002 15:28:21

  • NeonMadman

    I checked with a source at Bethel a few days ago and was told that the 2001 CD won't be out until late in the year. So the most current one is still the 1999 edition, for now.

  • Elsewhere

    It takes them two friggin years to scan in a years worth of literature???

  • NeonMadman

    Yeah, the CD's have been coming out on pretty much an every-2-year basis, though the 2001 edition is late. But there are supposedly some changes coming in the operation of the program, which can only be an improvement. The WT Library is about the most difficult-to-use program of its type I've seen yet (for example, you have to "send" text to a word processor in order to print it - the WT program has no print function). Besides that, it's next to impossible to get it to run right. It crashes almost every time I use it. that I think of it, maybe they bugged it so it won't work right for apostates?

    Edited by - NeonMadman on 30 August 2002 15:47:48

  • Farkel

    : It takes them two friggin years to scan in a years worth of literature???

    Yes. All that bullshit keeps clogging up their scanners!


  • ISP

    I must be lucky....because mine works fine...I would like a 2001 one though........hmmm not much chance of that I think!


  • VM44

    I wonder why there are problems with the WT CD software? Aren't there quite a few software programmers at Bethel? They have, or at least did have, IBM mainframes for their data processing. And, the Watchtower had its own computer research center when it was developing its text formatting and processing hardware/software. I do know the original WT CD used Visual Basic in some way. So, with all this computer experience, why the problem with the CD? --VM44

  • Nathan Natas
    Nathan Natas

    Maybe there aren't many highly qualified PC programmers who are willing to work for free in exchange for personal salvation.

    If we had some MS-Access experts here, we could strip the databases off of the CD and run them through an full-featured database engine that works, then circulate our Aposta-CDs. But that would be wrong!

    I have the ($50) 1995 CD, and it always crashes when it tries to search the 1973 Kingdom Ministries.

    "It's software inspired by God!"

    Edited by - Nathan Natas on 30 August 2002 20:4:7

  • saltiest

    Don't forget, another reason it may take so long to put the years' literature on the CD, they have to read through it and decide what words to change or cut, to completely manipulate to cover their asses. You know, in case they decided to change their mind about something a couple months later.


  • biblexaminer

    When the order arrives, I will make a few copies and ship them out to you all. Then you all can also make a few and spread them.

    My ETA on them is a few months though. I cannot order them right now.

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