Downloadable copy of entire argument tree now available
By Greg Schnippel, January 19, 2015
I’ve worked out the technical challenges (thank you, Batch API) for generating a ‘backfile’ of the entire argument tree at once and have included download links below. This is a massive file, at 750+ pages, and it took a good 8-10 minutes for the system to churn through the entire argument tree. Its written in HTML to allow for a table of contents and internal links but I’ve included both Word and PDF versions.
This is primarily intended for high school or college debaters, who are currently debating UNCLOS and other ocean issues with the 2014-15 resolution, “Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its non-military exploration and/or development of the Earth's oceans.”
Debaters - please send me any feedback about the formatting or structure of the file, I tried to make this as conducive to paperless debating as I could but am open to suggestions. I debated UNCLOS many times during my debate career but always using paper briefs and getting this file anywhere near a printer would incur the wrath of an angry treant.
Curious to see if others can find any utility with this format, I’ve already found it useful for debugging a few issues with some quotes and citations.