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    November 18, 2008

    Exponential Times...

    Mike Duff, reprographer extrordinairre, sent me the following mind numbing video clip.  Below are some interesting claims from the video.

    China will soon become the #1 english speaking country in the world.

    India has more honors kids than America has kids.

    The top 10 in demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004.

    1 out of 8 couples married in the U.S. last year met online.

    The first commercial test message (SMS) was sent in 1992, today the total number of text messages sent every day exceeds the total population of the planet.

    Years it took to reach a market audience of 50 million
    ...radio 38 years
    ...TV 13 years
    ...Internet 4 years
    ...iPod 3 years

    It is estimated that a week's worth of the New York Times contains more information than a person was likely to come accross in a lifetime in the 18th century.

    For students starting a 4 year technical degee 1/2 of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study.

    Fiber optic cable bandwidth is tripling every six months and is expected to do so for the next 20 years.

    By 2013 a supercomputer will be built that exceeds the computational capabilities of the human brain.

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