Lots of talk of “millions of lines of code” circulating.

The abortive new healthcare.gov website apparently comprises over “500 million lines” of the stuff – symbolic for some of bloated top-heavy government.

Still, 500 **M I L L I O N** sounds like an awful lot. Is it?

Take a look for yourself: Codebases – Millions lines of code visualized

(Look ma – I made a bar chart!)