In 1990, I purchased a Bible software program for my first computer. It was QuickVerse 1.0. QuickVerse became a close companion in my personal Bible study for the next 15-years. I recently ran across Craig Rairdin on Facebook. Craig is the creator of QuickVerse, and the subsequent founder & developer of Pocket-Bible, marketed through Laridian. Craig was kind enough to give us this interview. This is part one.
Hi Craig, thanks for granting us this interview. No problem.
Give us a quick timeline to help our readers connect the history of QuickVerse.
- I graduated in December 1981 and started working at Rockwell in January, 1982.
- I started working on the program that would become QuickVerse from home in late 1987 while working at Rockwell.
- I interviewed with Bob Parsons in the Fall of 1987, but he didn’t have any openings.
- I completed my Bible program in the Fall of 1988 and showed it to Bob.
- I left Rockwell to join Parsons Technology in November, 1988, as Director, Church Software Division.
- I was promoted to Vice President of Parsons Technology in 1990-91.
Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, IA and still live there (actually right next door in Marion, IA). I went to school at the University of Iowa just 30 miles south.
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