Forty-one recommendations

The 9-11 Commission Report was posted to the Web yesterday. I read through the executive summary last night and am still digesting it. One thing that struck me, though, was the method of presenting the commission’s recommendations.
In the summary, they’re presented as a series of powerpoint-style bullet lists. I got a little lost as I scrolled through the pages, half a page at a time, in the Adobe reader. Switching over to the full report, I found the bold text and Recommendation: prefixes a little easier follow.
What struck me was that the recommendations, arguably the most important part of the document, are not numbered or easy to access. I started searching for the string “Recommendation:” in the full report, copy/pasting each into Notepad.
One thing led to another, resulting in this consolidated list of the 9-11 commission’s recommendations. They are now numbered, making it easier to have a discourse about “Recommendation 10” instead of “the one at the top of page 379, or 397 if you’re reading in Adobe”, or to quickly checkoff the ones that have been debated and implemented, to make sure our elected representatives are giving the report its due attention. There are forty-one recommendations.
There’s also an XML version of the recommendations, so that the recommendations can be used to auto-generate blog posts, translate them into any number of world languages, or who knows what. The format is simple and necessarily ad-hoc.
Finally, the “View in context” links come thanks to Sid Steward’s cleaned-up 9/11 pdf page, by way of this post on BoingBoing.