I learned something today that I hadn’t realised before. Now that I know it, it is both blindingly obvious, and remarkably funny.
Whenever I browse through the Reference section on the “App Store” section of Apple’s iTunes, I’m often curious as to how there can be so many different bible applications, and I was astonished at how much some people are charging for them. Out of pure idle curiosity, I clicked on one that happened to be free, and read this rather amusing comment in the application’s description:
NIV, ESV, NKJV, etc. are copyrighted texts. I cannot afford to pay the royalties.
The bible is copyrighted, and subject to royalty payments! God, apparently, doesn’t believe in Open Source…