I see by my handy-dandy spreadsheet (a grid of page counts and word counts for each issue in the first ten years of publication) that C&I 10:8 reaches two milestones–noting that neither of these milestones includes the two non-issues that appeared briefly and then departed, or the volume indexes:
- C&I now totals just over 2.5 million words since its inception–2,504,929 to be exact.
- My “target” for the last couple of years has been 12 issues averaging 20 pages each. That means a complete volume should come out to about 240 pages. On that basis, I’m done for the year–Volume 10 now totals 254 pages (again, not including the massive briefly-visible non-issue, which almost nobody downloaded anyway).
OK, so the target is a little ridiculous, since the most recent issue shorter than 22 pages was November 2005 and the most recent issue shorter than 20 pages was February 2003. And no, although the future of C&I (until I get sponsorship) is indeed in doubt, I don’t plan to shut down for the year.
If you’re wondering (“we weren’t, Walt, but we can’t stop you”), there were three volumes that came in at fewer than 300 pages, a reasonable secondary goal–the first three, as you might expect.