Hey, all. I’m in need of data about ‘typical’ computer usage- i.e., ‘in 2007, the average computer user spent X% of time on the internet, Y% of time doing word processing, Z% of time listening to music, etc.’ The ideal data set would have this information for a number of years- ideally going back at least to 2000 A.D. (aka ‘1 B.iTunes.’) I’ve been googling for a bit and have had no luck. If anyone can point me at such data, I’d be extremely appreciative. Thanks!
Relatedly: (added later): similar long-term numbers for server market share, both by OS and by chip family (x86 v. everyone else, primarily) would be terrific to have if anyone knows of a source of them (ideally without paying Gartner bazillions, though I really need to look into whether or not the school’s Bloomberg subscription gives me access to that.)
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Might try Pew’s reports for the Internet-y questions
You need the census office! http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/computer.html is the most recent one I found back in the day when I was looking for one of these, there may be a more recent one now. This one is from 2005, I believe.
You might want to have a look through my analysis of the results wrt Linux on the desktop too (French presentation): http://dneary.free.fr/Presentations/primevere/primevere.pdf
The US Census office releases stats on usage of computers in the US: http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/computer.html Their latest dates from surveys done in 2003, released in 2005. One should be due out this year, unless the funding for the programme got canned.
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