Tech by numbers in SeptemberBy Mike Joubert 14 September 2009 | Categories: internet general
> 3 million. English articles on Wikipedia
40.55%. Tweets that are pointless babble. Not more?
50+ million. Number of Facebook Usernames claimed.
2.5 trillion. The number of digits Pi was calculated to by a Japanese supercomputer.
50%. Staff expansion at Facebook this year.
11 million. Players logging onto World of Warcraft on a regular basis.
1,025,897,463. Firefox downloads up till on 2009-08-24. 21.8 per second.
€18-million. EU investment in 4th gen Long Term Evolution (LTE) Advanced technology for mobile broadband.
98th. SA’s worldwide broadband speed rating with an average downlink speed of 1.68 Mbps.
1 atom. The thickness of sheets of carbon known as graphene.
366 375 km². Surface area required to power the world with solar panels
10 million. Books scanned by Google for Google Books.
1.1%. IE’s loss of market share this year.
2 million. The number of N97’s Nokia has already shipped worldwide.
30 600. The number of visitors TechSmart.co.za received last month.
$21 billion. The cost of a Japanese project to build a giant solar-power generator in space.
The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
-B. F. Skinner
Hardware: the parts of a computer that can be kicked.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
We are caged by our cultural programming.
It is the framework which changes with each new technology and not just the picture within the frame.
It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea.
-Robert Anton Wilson
Never trust a computer you can\'t throw out a window.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
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