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Ten Years – Comparing 2000 and 2009

Here’s a nice list of facts compiled at Forbes.
The Decade In Data
by Oliver J. Chiang
“Here’s a list that compares key data points from 2000 to 2009, or the latest available figures.
–Percentage of U.S. households with a broadband connection in 2000: 6.3%
–Percentage of U.S. households with a broadband connection in 2008: 63%
–Number of e-mails sent per day in 2000: 12 billion
–Number of e-mails sent per day in 2009: 247 billion
–Revenues from mobile data services in the first half of 2000: $105 million
–Revenues from mobile data services in the first half of 2009: $19.5 billion
–Number of text messages sent in the U.S. per day in June 2000: 400,000
–Number of text messages sent in the U.S. per day in June 2009: 4.5 billion
–Percentage of U.S. households with at least one digital camera in 2000: 10%
–Percentage of U.S. households with at least one digital camera in 2008: 68.4%
–Percentage of U.S. households with at least one MP3 player in 2000: less than 2%
–Percentage of U.S. households with at least one MP3 player in 2008: almost 43%
–Number of pages indexed by Google in 2000: 1 billion
–Number of pages indexed by Google in 2008: 1 trillion
–Number of Google searches per day in 2001: 10 million
–Number of Google searches in 2009: 300 million, estimated
–Number of total Wikipedia entries in 2001: 20,000
–Number of Wikipedia entries in English in 2009: 3.1 million
–Number of blogs in 2000: less than 100,000
–Number of blogs 2008: 133 million
–Minimum free hard-disk space needed to install Windows 2000: 650 megabytes
–Minimum available hard-disk space needed to install Windows 7: 16,000 megabytes (16 gb)
–Amount of hard-disk space $300 could buy in 2000: 20 to 30 gigabytes
–Amount of hard-disk space $300 could buy in 2009: 2,000 gigabytes (2 terabytes)
Sources: Forrester Research ( FORR – news – people ), CTIA, Radicati Group, Technorati, Wikipedia, Google and Microsoft ( MSFT – news – people ).”
Check it out here.
On a similar vein, check out Confused in Calcutta:
If Rip Van Winkle had slept for 20 years and woken up today…..

Stephen

Posted on: December 31, 2009, 3:10 pm Category: Uncategorized

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