Is a million lines of code a lot? How many lines are there in Windows? Facebook? iPhone apps?

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» See the data: http://bit.ly/KIB_linescode
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Updated with clarifications & additions. Thanks to Joe Sadoski, Axel Naumann @ CERN, Daniel Nilsson, Flavio Lehner, Richard Hartmann, Rex Stover, Marius Bauer.
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Sources

NASA, Quora, Wired & other press reports
note: some guess work, rumours & estimates

Credits

concept & design: David McCandless
research: Pearl Doughty-White, Miriam Quick

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