Originally Posted by Capnbob
It's the inverse...http://trendsupdates.com/5-billion-c...-2010-un-says/
5 Billion have phones, 1.5Bn don't. Doesn't really change your point about the position of the tablet on the hierarchy of needs, but phones appear to be right up there.
So, a blog site or some trendsupdates,com posted a graph, and yuou immediately accepted it to be factual? How reliable are they? Did they give any information to prove the veracity of their graph.
Have you ever heard of the US Census? If you did, and ever spent time going through their website, you will find that they do more than the US Population.
Here's a link that you should analyze:http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb/worldpop.php
and that is the average for the whole world. You do understand averages, I hope.
Then, if you still are not convinced of the ridiculousness of such data posted above, let me introduce you to the concept of population pyramids for different countries... rich countries, developing cournties, very poor coutries and very very poor countries.
Then if that is not enough, let me go to the next level and introduce the concept of average per capita income.
But we do not even have to go that deep. Let's take the United States, which is one of the riches countries in the world (but not the richest actually per capita): As of 20 March 2011, ] the best estimate of the population of the US is about 310 millionhttp://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb/worldpopinfo.php
and here's the corresponding US population pyramid:
Then try to answer these:
Do 15 year old Americans and under all have phones of their own?
Do all American teenagers between 15-18 have phones?
Then relate this with the total phone subrscribers for the major telephone companies, put an estimate on the other smaller phone companies, and relate these to the the above reliable population estimates for the US.
Do the same for Bangladesh:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ramid_2005.png
How many hundreds of millions (if not billions can you safely include as not having any phones?
And the above pyramids do not even include the impact of per capita income ot these countries. By the way, there are a lot of poor people in India and China, but they are not the poorest countries in the world.
If the above information alone would not make you understand that the proposition that there are more about 5 billion individuals in the world, then count me out of your discussions.