By 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 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.
-Jeff Pesis

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
-Pablo Picasso

We are caged by our cultural programming.
-Terence McKenna

It is the framework which changes with each new technology and not just the picture within the frame.
-Marshall McLuhan

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.
-Steve Wozniak

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
-Winston Churchill


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