At 200,000 hits, 2002 budget is a hot Web ticket

At 200,000 hits, 2002 budget is a hot Web ticket

Eager to scan President Bush's budget plans for fiscal 2002, Web-savvy citizens downloaded A Blueprint for New Beginnings: A Responsible Budget for America's Priorities more than 125,000 times in the first 24 hours after its release on Feb. 28.

The figure grew to 200,000 downloads within 48 hours. The Government Printing Office's GPO Access site posted the 175-page proposal in Adobe Portable Document Format at www.gpo.gov/usbudget when the print version was released. The electronic version was duplicated exactly from the typeset files of the print version, GPO officials said.

More than 500 hard copies were sold on the first day of release, and the document was distributed to more than 1,300 federal deposit libraries nationwide.

'Julie Britt

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