[aprssig] Why APRS mobile?
Brian B. Riley
brianbr at mac.com
Thu Apr 12 12:58:15 CDT 2007
You are both right here .... strictly speaking nowhere near everyone
owns a laptop, but the demographics of computer ownership for the
last six years have show and steady unwavering trend towards laptops.
There was a recent survey from a very large university ( I just
cannot dredge up which one right now) that has done a 'technology
survey' of incoming freshmen for the last 10 years. The first year of
the survey it started off with 70% of them bringing a computer of
some kind, broken up 96% desktop/4% laptop. Ten years later, in the
Fall of 2006, the incoming freshman (some 2000+ I think) had 99%
bringing computers and 89% of them were laptops. Apple Computer have
announced several years ago that sales of laptops had surpassed
desktops and that margin is increasing, I believe Dell has made
Bob's contention is not exactly right, but its pretty close to dead
on in the geek community! ... come on ... how often do you see
without his laptop and/or palmtop?????
cheers ... 73 de brian riley, n1bq , underhill center, vermont
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On Apr 12, 2007, at 12:53 PM, Richard Amirault wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Bruninga"
>> It should be noted that since EVERYONE owns a laptop, and so
>> potentially anyone can operate APRS (2-way), the fact that 85%
>> choose to operate a radio or HAMHUD with a 10xX character
>> display shows how viable this market is.
> Hmmm ... what planet are *you* on where "EVERYONE owns a laptop..."??
> It can't be EARTH, so it must be someplace else.
> You could likely say (on this list) that EVERYONE owns a
> computer .. but you're off in Never-Never Land if you think
> everyone owns a laptop here.
> Richard Amirault
> Boston, MA, USA
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