A little perspective for all my fellow technophiles

99.8 Percent of Americans Have Not Yet Ordered the New iPhone

On the first day that the iPhone 4 could be ordered, Apple received more than 600,000 orders. At one order per person, that means 0.2 percent of the American public requested one of the newest gadgets.

The number of Americans who were not in that first wave is roughly equal to the number of Americans who live somewhere other than Alaska.

According to other Census Bureau figures, an American is slightly more likely to die of a heart attack this year than to have ordered an iPhone 4 on the first day it was available.

Also 960,000 Americans attend at least one tractor pull, truck pull, or mud race each month.

I especially like the heart attack bit.

Actually, if one was scanning Twitter on the first day the new iPhone could be ordered, it seemed like all the people trying to order it were going to have heart attacks. Not sure how that would affect the stats…

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