One of the struggles I have with a modern published version of the Biblical text is the amount of technology that invades the space where reading is being done. The amount of information crowding in on the biblical text can actually be an impediment to thoughtful study, instead of an aid. The technology that I'm referring to is not just the notes that show up in the footer or margin, but that which actually disrupts the plane of reading, such as headings, versification and the like.
The other night I was particularly frustrated with the amount of headings that communicate the beliefs of the compilers, rather than leaving the reader to form the breaks along lines make sense to him or her. I find this particularly frustrating in the Gospels where most publications note every pericope, drawing attention away from the larger structures in the text.
Thanks to the forward thinking folks at the ESV, I have constructed a small tool based on their web service that allows you to create a manuscript version of the text to your own liking. This is just the first version, and I only a piece of a larger community tool that I (and others) would like to see come together.
The tool can be found here: http://sim.plified.com/manuscript/
Please give it a try and let give some feed back by commenting on this post or sending me an email: cwpollock at gmail