Last Best Wordle

by Kieran Healy on July 22, 2008

Henry beat me to the punch by about five minutes, dammit. Here’s my wordley representation of my book, Last Best Gifts.

Last Best Wordle

I didn’t look at the site closely enough to see if I could get a PDF of the output, but it would be nice to have one.



Stephen Frug 07.22.08 at 2:43 am

You can print the cloud, and (at least on a Mac, don’t know about a PC) it’s trivial to turn that into a PDF. For some reason, I had to click a few times to get it to work.


Henry 07.22.08 at 2:48 am


You can get the site to print out a PDF:


Taylor 07.22.08 at 5:50 am

Thanks. I was wondering how to save the thing as a file. Here’s the one for my book:


Gareth Wilson 07.22.08 at 7:48 am


abb1 07.22.08 at 8:14 am

Reminds me of an episode of The X Files where people turn paranoid, see messages on the screens of ATM machines and cash registers, and commit murders. BLOOD is good, but you need add a few KILL THEM ALLs.


Aidan Kehoe 07.22.08 at 9:19 am

Odd, I had to do a hard reload to get that to display.


James Wimberley 07.22.08 at 9:20 am

Why does it look like a flounder? Though you’re in good company.


richard 07.22.08 at 2:02 pm

Gareth: it would be interesting to get the whole CT archive as a text file and try that. Anyone know how?


Anthony 07.22.08 at 2:16 pm

I’m reading the manuscript of Derek Parfit’s On What Matters in a small group this summer, and it inspired me to create a Parfit wordle.


Nick L 07.23.08 at 9:54 am

Here’s a few contributions, based on classics of political theory:

The Communist Manifesto:

On Liberty:

Kant medley, based on Perpetual Peace, Idea for a Universal History and What is Enlightenment:

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