A budget in the cloudsAuthor: will | Filed under: 2009, data, format, investment, Ireland, Irish, mixing, technology
Well the budget is over, and the government released the text of the Financial Statement (the budget preamble if you will) made my Brian Lenihan yesterday.
So I ran it through Wordle to see what patterns emerged.
We have a big “government”, a large “tax” and a much smaller “payment”, “pay” and “spending”. Oddly, “Public” is almost as big as Government.
Now then, its unlikely that a Minister would put the text of their speech in to something like Wordle, but if they did, the resulting speech might be, well, interesting.
They have the statements from other years too. I think I might have to play with comparison tools (once I’m on a more powerful machine).