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Andrea Willige, Six Degrees, on behalf of Anoto AB (, 01628 480 290)

To mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, The People’s Bible project will let people around Britain create a handwritten, online version of the Bible using digital pens.


LONDON, 28th June 2011

Anoto Digital Pen technology is helping to facilitate a historic project kicked off on 19th of June by the Bible Society of England and Wales and the Scottish Bible Society. ‘The People’s Bible’ aims to create a handwritten, online digital version of the Bible to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

Launched by HRH The Prince of Wales, who wrote the first two verses of Genesis, starting “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”, The People’s Bible will see hundreds of thousands of people across the UK use Digital Pen and Paper to add their own handwritten verses.

The system consists of 20 custom made ’ScribeStations’, which comprise an iPad and physical writing surface where people can write their verse using a specially designed page and the digital pens. The iPad captures the scribes’ details and serves the verse text. The scribe then copies the verses, which are uploaded to the Internet, and matched and stored in a database. All verses are available to view online as the project develops at

“We are really excited to be associated with this historic, yet ground-breaking project”, said Peter Burtwistle, managing director of Anoto partner, Sysnet, which provided the solution. “Using Digital Pen and Paper technology to re-create the bible is a great way to bring the Bible into the 21st Century.”

Between June and November this year, the project will visit major UK cities, giving the people of Britain the opportunity to make their mark in history by adding their verse to this unique version of the Bible. The project will finish up with an event at Westminster Abbey on the 16th November.

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The following hi-res images are available for download:

- The People’s Bible ScribeStation

- Rewriting the Bible 1

- Rewriting the Bible 2

- HRH The Prince of Wales’s verses
Please note: HRH The Prince of Wales handwriting image must only be used in relation to the People's Bible.

About Digital Pen and Paper:

The digital pen looks and writes just like a normal ballpoint pen, but with a tiny infrared camera at its tip. The paper used is printed with the unique, almost invisible dot pattern, remembering what has been written or drawn on the paper and transmitting the data back to a central system via Bluetooth and mobile phone or a docking cradle.

About Anoto Group AB:

Anoto Group is the company behind and world leading in the unique technology for digital pen and paper, which enables fast and reliable transmission of handwritten text into a digital format. Anoto operates through a global partner network that focuses on user-friendly solutions for efficient capture, transmission and storage of data within different business segments, e.g. healthcare, bank and finance, transport and logistics and education. The Anoto Group has around 80 employees, offices in Lund, Sweden (head office), Boston and Tokyo. The Anoto share is traded on the Small Cap list of the OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm under the ticker ANOT.

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About The People’s Bible:

The People’s Bible is a joint venture between Bible Society in England and Wales and the Scottish Bible Society. It will create a unique legacy for future generations.It’s your chance to write the Bible by hand – starting at the book of Genesis, right through to the book of Revelation.

You’ll get to write at least two verses. The project is unique because everyone who chooses to write a verse will be asked to do so with a digital pen. So there’ll be a new paper copy of the Bible and also an online archive of everyone’s verses you can show to your friends. The project will begin at Edinburgh Castle on 19th June 2011, the anniversary of the birth of King James VI/I at the castle in 1566. It will end at Westminster Abbey on 16th November 2011.

About Sysnet:

Sysnet is a well established award winning partner of Anoto, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Nokia and Vision Objects, and specialises in the provision and support of business solutions and products involving smartphone, PDA, digital pen, database, portal and dashboard technologies. For more information:

For more information please contact:

Andrea Willige, Six Degrees Limited
Phone: 01628 480 290,

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