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Originally Posted by Justin Mann
It wasn't all that long ago that owning a PC was considered a luxury. Particularly during the early period of PC sales growth in the late 80s and early 90s, a PC was a relatively large and expensive piece of equipment that many could do without, and many still do today. The number of people going without one, however, is rapidly shrinking – and according to recent estimates, there is nearly 1 PC for every 6 humans on the planet.
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Wow over a billion pc's. I love mine. Don't you love yours. What do you think will be the next invention like this?
    
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Wait, is this total number ever made, or PC's that are currently in operation?

If it's the total number ever made, then half of them are gone (easily).
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I love mine.

Think about cell phones. They flew faster then computers. We're addicted to technology!
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So every 1 in 100 operating computers is running WoW?
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post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by foslock View Post
So every 1 in 100 operating computers is running WoW?
that my friend is an odd way to look at it. 1,000,000,000 / 10,000,000 does in fact = 100. So yes 1 in every 100.
Edited by Twinnuke - 6/24/08 at 7:37pm
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that my friend is an odd way to look at it. 1,000,000,000 / 10,000,000 does in face = 100. So yes 1 in every 100.
Wow, that is sad.
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The way I look at it....how is it that LOW.....I can't imagine NOT having a computer.....like you can't play games, can't pay bills online, can't talk to people online, can't do shopping online.....man I don't think I could have a normal life with a computer.
    
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I love mine.

Think about cell phones. They flew faster then computers. We're addicted to technology!
I hate the phone with passion... I hate speaking to people that I'm not eye-to-eye to.
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I hate the phone with passion... I hate speaking to people that I'm not eye-to-eye to.
then don't you hate posting in this forum as well??
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Computer is like a radio/T.V./newspaper in our generation, compared to the 40s-60s
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