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Ross sez, “Recently, I stumbled upon a website called wordle.net, which creates images out of text files. The image is calculated in a histogram style, with words that appear more appearing larger than words that don’t appear as often. I decided to hack the algorithm by pasting ‘Little Brother Cory Doctorow’ about a thousand times (don’t worry- it wasn’t labor intensive- I used gvim and the handy keyboard shortcuts) before the text of your novel to allow your name and the title to appear more prominently in the image, for those that are into that sort of thing. The wordles have a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license, so I’m pretty sure they could be redistributed instead of your licensed cover art on freely downloadable versions, if you felt like it. The only caveat is that you need to attribute the image to wordle.net. The images I have attached are free for you to use. I’m not related to this website at all. I just thought it was cool.”