Re: statistics for types of computers the general public owns

Subject: Re: statistics for types of computers the general public owns
From: Peter <pnewman1 -at- home -dot- com>
To: Iain Harrison <iain -at- hairydog -dot- co -dot- uk>
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2000 07:07:25 -0500



Iain Harrison wrote:
>
> > For example, 50% of the general public own computers
> > with a sound card. Or, 25% of the general public own a pentium
> > computer
>
> There's one I could tell you: 89.65% of statistics are made up on the
> spot ;-)
>
> I can't see how you could get the information you need. OK, you may get
> sales figures, but you're not asking how many computers, you're asking
> how many people. It almost certainly isn't a 1:1 correlation.


There are companies who spend millions of dollars for research
statistics who would disagree with you.
These statistics are used for: anything from store location; advertising
campaigns; ad placement; targeted marketing, etc.

--

Peter

Procrastinators Unite!... Tomorrow




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