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What is 272?
272s are standalone pieces, exactly 272 words in length, and take about a minute to read.
Why 272 words?
We took as our inspiration the Gettysburg Address, a document that was challenging, inspiring and, as we now know today, enduring. It stood as one nation's mission statement. It lasts as a testament to universal values. It took Lincoln 272 words to achieve it.
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