More deaths in Iraq than words on this blog

Yesterday, I backed up my blog, albeit in a rather backward way. I changed the setting such that all posts display on the homepage, copied all of the content and pasted it across into Word, without any formatting.

It gave me 270 pages of ten-point text. 675 posts accounting for a total of 141,000 words. Estimates indicate that the number of Iraqi deaths is anywhere between 150,000 and 650,000.

For the next day or so, I’m keeping the settings as they are, to display all posts on the homepage. It will take a little longer for the page to load (1.3Mb), but once it loads, please scroll up and down a little, and think of the fact that every word you see represents at least one innocent death in the conflict.


One Response to “More deaths in Iraq than words on this blog”

  1. Adrien on November 11th, 2006 13:44

    wow. I respect what your doing here.

    The number of deaths we’ve caused directly and indirectly is normally not talked about in a meaningful way. In objective terms its a war crime, and using the standard of Nuremburg all our leaders would be hung.

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