The state of the report

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 27, 2004

Wired News has an article on the guerilla conversion of the 9/11 Commission Report (published by the government online only in PDF format) into various formats, including HTML, text, audio, and a more accessible PDF format. The HTML version I did of the executive summary is mentioned. On a whim yesterday afternoon, I googled for several variations of “9/11 commission report” and my site came up in the top 5-6 results for most of them (for instance). Usually a high ranking on a such a hot topic means lots of traffic from Google, but when I checked my stats this morning, there was almost nothing coming from Google for any of those search terms. So even though the book version is a bestseller, few seem to be looking for the online version.

Also, it looks as though Dave Winer might handily win his bet with Martin Nisenholtz of the NY Times…both kottke.org and Boing Boing rank above CNN, MSNBC, Time, and the Times in the search results for “9/11 commission report”.