[Beowulf] Sidebar: Vista Rant
landman at scalableinformatics.com
Wed Jul 18 16:28:50 EDT 2007
Jim Lux wrote:
> At 10:38 AM 7/18/2007, Joe Landman wrote:
>> Jim Lux wrote:
>>> The average person spends roughly 3700 hours per year consuming
>>> enetertainment, of which more than 3500 are some form of audio or
>>> video (i.e. not reading)
>> I would love to hear where that data came from.
> Here's the breakdown... hours per person per year
> for year 2004
> Filmed Entertainment:
> Cable and Satellite TV 1010
Whoa... 1010 hours?
Thats 11.5% of a day, every day, watching cable tv ... 3 hours.
> Broadcast TV 782
8.9% of the day watching broadcast TV (2.1 hours)
> Consumer Internet 189
I wonder what this means ...
> Home Video 78
> Box Office 13 (e.g. movies and live theater)
> Interactive TV 3
> Subtotal 2075
Uh... I must be wayyyyy behind in my entertainment quota. Will the
entertainment police stop by and force me to watch Oprah?
> Broadcast and satellite radio: 1035
Er... Another 3 hours per day.
> Recorded music 180
> Daily Newspapers 169
> Consumer Magazines 118 (obviously, this doesn't include reading Trans ACM)
> Consumer Books 107
> Video Games 71 (which seems low to me, but perhaps its strangely
> Subtotal 1680
> These were summarized in a presentation I got a few years back, but
> they're based on data (in part) from a source like this:
> which has 2006 numbers..
ummmm someone (mpaa cough cough) is *seriously* overestimating some things.
> Take a look at slide #49
> Now, clearly, these numbers are used as marketing stuff for filmed
> entertainment, so they're going to try and show as much film and as
Ok, I am just caught up with how wrong their data seems. I have
internet radio on in the background while I code/think... does that make
it 16 hours a day I consume things?
Am I alone in thinking these numbers are screwy? Or I am so far behind
in my own self-entertainment quota that a month long vacation is
mandated with a force fed diet of DRM protected movies, radio, ...
Joseph Landman, Ph.D
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