Great novels serialized into tiny texts
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README.md

Linky (previously: The Whale)

This project began as a coding exercise for a course I’m teaching this semester, serializing Moby Dick serialized into tiny texts. I’ve since renamed and expanded the project to include other source texts.

Texts from Project Gutenberg

The source texts have been slightly modified prior to breaking them into many smaller text files. For example, I’ve deleted introductory and preface text and converted double-hyphens into em-dashes. I also converted \r\n Windows-style line breaks to \n Unix-style line breaks.

Auto-advance

Add ?wait=15 to the URL to auto-advance forward every 15 seconds.

Preparing the .txt files

Run linky.php to break a source into tiny text files.

Design based on BOIYNB

The text treatment is based on Mat Honan’s iconic Barack Obama Is Your New Bicycle.