[Beowulf] Sidebar: Vista Rant
landman at scalableinformatics.com
Wed Jul 18 10:38:23 PDT 2007
Jim Lux wrote:
> The average person spends roughly 3700 hours per year consuming
> enetertainment, of which more than 3500 are some form of audio or video
> (i.e. not reading)
I would love to hear where that data came from. Considering a work year
is about 2080 hours, this means we spend more time per week being
entertained, than working.
Moreover, there are 8760 hours (give or take) in a year. 3700 hours
represents 42% of that.
Needless to say, I am ... ah ... skeptical ... about those numbers (the
> Going to the theater and seeing a movie is a very tiny fraction of this
> (on average), but still accounts for about $10B per year in the US, and
> perhaps $25B world wide (2004 numbers) and this does not include "adult"
Maybe listening to the radio while driving your car counts. Maybe all
the annoying little ad-blurbs on pages count. I dunno.
3700 hours? Unlikely at best.
Joseph Landman, Ph.D
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