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1.000.000.000 computers sold

Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by philippe, Jul 2, 2002.

  1. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    Yep there are now already 1.000.000.000 computers sold!
    Who would ever think that?
     
  2. basher

    basher Warlord

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    I thought the one billion limit had already been exceeded! Maybe I've had a false picture of computerization... :)
     
  3. TedG

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    These people didn't::lol:

    Boy were they wrong!:D
     
  4. ainwood

    ainwood Consultant. Administrator

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    What qualifies as a "computer" being sold? Is this personal computers only?
     
  5. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    Nope its all computers,business computers homecomputers and such...
    and ghengis those where funny!:crazyeye: :lol: :goodjob: :king:
     
  6. ainwood

    ainwood Consultant. Administrator

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    TedG = Ghengis :confused:

    No, what I mean is that is it "PC"-type computers (which means home, business and supercomputers etc), or all "computing machines". Eg. - car electronic ignitions have computers etc.
     
  7. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    PC type computers and sorry i mixed ghengis with tedg becuase of his avatar
     
  8. King of Camelot

    King of Camelot Camelot's King

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    WOW! Only 1 computer?!:D I think philippe got periods and commas mixed up. ie 1.000 = one 1,000 = one thousand.

    Really though 1 billion? Thats alot!
     
  9. Lucky

    Lucky Game- and Quizmaster

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    He did not get them mixed up!!! :p

    Just because you Americans neither use correct punctuation with numbers nor a real scientific measurement system, does not mean anyone doing it correctly is wrong! :lol:
    j/k

    In Europe and the rest of the world, 1.000.000.000,00 is the correct writing.
    :D
     
  10. King of Camelot

    King of Camelot Camelot's King

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    Well, this an...american site!:p:D j/k
     
  11. CornMaster

    CornMaster Romulan Commander Retired Moderator

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    In Canada it's just:
    1 000 000 000.00

    Or at least....that what I was taught.

    I still use ,'s
     
  12. BlueMonday

    BlueMonday Can I Kick It?

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    6,000,000,000 people in the world and 1,000,000,000 PCs sold. That's one hell of a market share.
     
  13. damunzy

    damunzy recovering former mod Retired Moderator

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    I wish we could agree on a world wide standard of either 1,000 or 1.000!

    Give it time and it will be the American 1,000 and maybe by then the Americans will be using the Metric system! :crazyeye:

    Lots of computers though.
     
  14. IceBlaZe

    IceBlaZe Atheist Proselytizer

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    1.000?
    1,000!

    We use the Metric system and we use 1,000.
     
  15. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    Its 1.000 live with it.We are not going to change it.
     
  16. King of Camelot

    King of Camelot Camelot's King

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    Bah, Double Post! How the hell'd I do that with the 30 sec limit?!:confused: :crazyeye:
     
  17. King of Camelot

    King of Camelot Camelot's King

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    Bah, no way U.S. is gonna change over to metric system. Think of every thing we would have to change: Road signs, measuring tools...etc NASA might not make as many mistakes though!:p
     
  18. Knight-Dragon

    Knight-Dragon Unhidden Dragon Retired Moderator

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    Speak for yourself. In S'pore and the rest of Asia, we use 1,000,000,000.00. :) :p

    And we've been using the metric system for ages.
     
  19. King of Camelot

    King of Camelot Camelot's King

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    Hah! Commas will win!:p
     
  20. basher

    basher Warlord

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    If it ain't gonna, it must be because of some mental barrier. But behold: The Britons did it already, which really is quite amazing. Someone who lives in the UK could give his/her comments on that topic, btw. (Getting a bit off-topic...)
     

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