The Filament Bible — interesting experiment in ebook + print

I’m not sure, but this sounds as if it may be something genuinely innovative.

Filament combines the simple elegance of a premium Bible with the powerful capabilities of your mobile device. You get the best reading experience a print Bible can offer and instant access to more meaningful content than you’ll find in any one study Bible or devotional Bible.

The Filament Bible features a carefully crafted page design, offering the best possible reading experience in a single-volume print Bible. A line-over-line single-column setting, generous font size and margins, and optimal line length create a strikingly beautiful presentation of God’s Word in a portable package.

This Bible also includes exclusive access to the Filament App, available in the App Store and Google Play. Simply scan the page you are reading with your device’s camera. Your phone or tablet recognizes the page and instantly connects you to content centered around that passage.

This print+digital setup gives you options you’ve never had in a single Bible. If you want to read God’s Word without distraction, leave your phone in your pocket. If you want to dig deeper, your device unlocks a rich set of curated content—study notes, devotionals, videos, interactive visuals, and more.

Your Bible reading will never be the same.

About the Author: Michael Tanji

Author of the forthcoming A Forlorn Hope: The Death of Cyber Security and What Comes Next  and Threats in the Age of Obama (Nimble 2009)

Michael Tanji has spent the last eight years as a co-founder and executive in a variety of computer security service and product companies.

Michael began his career as a member of the U.S. Army’s Military Intelligence Corps, working in a number of positions of increasing responsibility in signals intelligence, computer security, and information security. He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm and was stationed in various locations in the U.S. and overseas.

After leaving active duty Mr. Tanji worked as a civilian for the U.S. Army’s Intelligence and Security Command, leading a team of analysts, programmers, and system administrators who supported intelligence missions in the Pacific theater. His service with INSCOM cumulated as the Technical Director of the J6 in his command.

Michael left INSCOM to join the Defense Intelligence Agency, where he deployed in a counterintelligence/human intelligence role in support of Operation Allied Force. He later served as the lead of the Defense Indications and Warning System, Computer Network Operations, where he was responsible for providing strategic warning of cyber threats to the DOD.

He was one of the handful of intelligence officers selected by-name to provide intelligence support to the Joint Task Force – Computer Network Defense, the predecessor to what would eventually become U.S. Cyber Command. His expertise led to his selection as his agency’s representative to numerous joint-, inter-agency, and international efforts to deal with cyber security issues, including projects for the National Intelligence Council, National Security Council, and NATO.

After September 11th 2001 Michael created the DOD’s first computer forensics and intelligence fusion team, which produced the first intelligence assessments based on computer-derived intelligence from the early days of the war on terror.

Leaving government service in 2005, Michael worked in various computer security and intelligence roles in private industry. He spent several years as an adjunct lecturer at the George Washington University and was a Claremont Institute Lincoln Fellow.

He is both editor of and contributor to Threats in the Age of Obama, a compendium of articles on wide-ranging national and international security issues. He has been interviewed by radio and print media on his experiences and expertise on security and intelligence issues, and had articles, interviews, and op-eds published in the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, Aviation Week, National Review, INFOSEC Institute, SC Magazine, The Journal of Cyber Conflict, Tablet Magazine, Federal News Radio, PRI, and others.

Michael was awarded a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Hawaii Pacific University, a master’s degree in computer fraud and forensics from George Washington University, and earned the CISSP credential in 1999.

Rebooting the Nimble Books website

There have been quite a few transitions in my life since I founded Nimble Books in 2006, and along the way the Nimble Books website got caught in the shuffle. Since I do intend to keep operating Nimble Books for the foreseeable future, I am standing up the website once again.  There is a ton of great content that I had available via previous iterations of the website that I would like to resurrect, but that depends on whether a) I can find my SQL backups (so far, no joy) and b) I can import them successfully (there were non-standard data structures due to plugins). In the meantime, content here will be sparse. I will begin with adding the current front-list books to the online store.