Insulated Life

At work one of my coworkers commented on my shabby laptop. It has a lot of miles on it and it works, I said. Besides, I am fortunate to have a computer.
Most people in the world don’t have a computer at all. In my travels I notice that in many countries most people who are even fortunate enough to use a computer use a public or rented computer.
My coworker told me that he didn’t know anyone who didn’t own at least one computer. That may be I said ,but your little corner of the world is very wealthy and most of the world is not.
So what percentage of people in the world own a computer? Most people guess a very high number. One person I asked, guessed 30 % !  I told him that only 30% of the world population is literate so he may want to revise his guess much lower.
As near as I can determine, way  less than 1 % of the world population owns a computer. So if you have a computer at all you are definitely in the “lucky” ? , minority.

Here are the numbers: The world’s population = 6,602,224,175
# of people with computer = 365,000,000

Divide # of people with computers by the population to get 0.0552843996697522%

Thirty percent ? Nice insulated life he leads.

About Heligypsy

Has it really been forty-seven years flying helicopters all over the world? I guess it's time to share some stories, I hope you enjoy my adventures.
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