Iceland fact of the day

The total literature of Iceland is under 50,000 books, which is easily scannable in 2 years by 12 people using the scribe scanners of the Internet Archive.

Indeed they might put it all on-line.  Hat tip goes to Annie Lowrey.

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As an Icelander I'm keen on asking: who'll pay?

The Icelander's Saga plus 49,999 other books

median family income will increase zero...mean might increase a dollar.

How does population correlate with this total literature measured in books. Will a country with twice the population have less or more than twice the total literature?

Population of 300,000, so one book per six people.

22 million cataloged books in Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/about/generalinfo.html 310 million people, or one book for every 14 people.

How come Iceland has so much more literature than we do?

Is it be because Icelanders have had over 1000 years to accummulate their inventory while Americans have only had over 200?

Will a country with twice the population have less or more than twice the total?

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