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April 27, 2008

It's better to do something than to do nothing

Tv_brain …If you take Wikipedia as a kind of unit, all of Wikipedia, the whole project--every page, every edit, every talk page, every line of code, in every language that Wikipedia exists in - that represents something like the cumulation of 100 million hours of human thought...

And television watching? Two hundred billion hours, in the U.S. alone, every year. Put another way, now that we have a unit, that's 2,000 Wikipedia projects a year spent watching television. Or put still another way, in the U.S., we spend 100 million hours every weekend, just watching the ads...

From - A screen that ships without a mouse ships broken, by Clay Shirky

(Graphic above from Fred Jacobs)

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wow thats alot of tv per year

Posted by: canadianpleasure at Jul 4, 2008 7:29:22 PM