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Progress

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You might’ve noticed that I’ve not really done much on the website of late. Not too much writing here either. That’s because I’ve been focusing on something else: I want to make the FFF Pictorial Atlas into a book.
This morning, I finished the first draft of that book. All 240-odd countries written about. Stuff about the oceans and weather and wars, too. Apart from the countries I’d already done on the website version, everything else was done in one big spurt over the past two months. I’ve still got to do the illustrations and maps, and I’ve still got to do a couple of re-writes, I think; but the basis for a book is there now. And I’m quite happy. All I need now is a publisher…

Anyway, like a nerd, I’ve been keeping a map of my daily progress, shown below as an animation.

(The animation was made a hell of a lot easier by using world66.com‘s nifty little tool.)

Written by Craig

July 31st, 2006 at 2:10 pm

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  1. Give yourself a round of applause – a world filled up with tomato ketchup. Was Spain last or was it an air bubble?

    Must be great to have made so much progress, and to be able to stick at it. Was it a bit of a struggle keeping it ‘alive’ for yourself let alone the imagined millions of purchasers, loitering about and drooling in anticipation?

    Magic Door

    31 Jul 06 at 4:45 pm

  2. CONGRATS BOY. NOW YOU DESERVE SOME REST. GONNA CHECK THAT NIFTY TOOL YOU MENTION, MAYBE USEFUL TO ILLUSTRATE MY PALE SITE. MISS P

    Anonymous

    1 Aug 06 at 6:09 am

  3. CONGRATS BOY. NOW YOU DESERVE SOME REST. GONNA CHECK THAT NIFTY TOOL YOU MENTION, MAYBE USEFUL TO ILLUSTRATE MY PALE SITE. MISS P

    Anonymous

    1 Aug 06 at 6:09 am

  4. now we all hope that a relevant publisher reads this! go for it publishers!

    Nice tool – although there is a lot of white on my map…

    Cheers

    Alex

    Anonymous

    1 Aug 06 at 8:05 am

  5. how come spain was so tricky? Trying to find the right words to describe Benitez?

    ‘dave’

    Anonymous

    1 Aug 06 at 11:15 am

  6. It took a while to wwrite a 2,000 word essay on the skills of Xabi Alonso, that’s why.

    Craig

    1 Aug 06 at 11:18 am

  7. What??

    Elisabeth

    1 Aug 06 at 11:27 am

  8. What do you mean, ‘what’?

    Craig

    1 Aug 06 at 11:31 am

  9. like 66, but check out new tools at …
    http://www.vcarious.com/Explorer/Photos

    believe they’re paying for some content help

    Anonymous

    2 Aug 06 at 2:30 am

  10. um… considering the monumentally huge task of just writing about the 240 odd countries, how will you go about complimenting them all with some sort of graphic? please don’t say a day at a time.

    max

    5 Aug 06 at 5:34 pm

  11. New info about the bird virus:

    It’s not the poo that kills – it’s the saliva.

    Which means it’s ok to stand under a flock of birds but not to kiss them.

    Which means we can be quite safe. Just FYI, Craig… ;)

    Elisabeth

    6 Aug 06 at 10:10 am

  12. Nice work and best of luck with this. I look forward to reading your made up facts about 240 countries.

    Matt Sephton

    7 Aug 06 at 1:16 am

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