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Some interesting year-end statistics from "Computerworld" magazine
Vol. 30, No.1, 1/2/96:


Eventual world market for computers,
    predicted by IBM Chaiman Thomas Watson, 1943:  5
1994 installed base of PCs worldwide            :  200 million


Number of times O.J. Simpson mentioned in the press in 1995    :  29,219
Number of times Windows 95 mentioned                           :  29,643
Number of times OJ and Windows 95 mentioned in the same article:     203


Estimated number of Internet users      :  5.8 million
Avg weekly viewers of "Home Improvement":  30 million


Est number of e-mail messages, 1995           : 1 trillion
Est number of deliveries by US Postal Service :  180 billion


International Data Corp. prediction
    in 1991 for OS/2 market share in 1995 :  23%
Actual 1995 OS/2 makre share              :   5%


Possible future weight of a computer "in the future"
    estimated by "Popular Mechanics", 1949 :  1.5 tons
Weight of IBM's ThinkPad 760CD             :  7.4 pounds


Price per pound of gold on 11/7/1995        :  $ 5,535
Price per pound of 133-MHz Pentium processor:  $11,371


Est number of computer specialty publications, 1970:     10
                                               1995:  1,900

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