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Can I Afford an iPad?

Can I Afford an iPad?

The iPad will hit stores in spring 2010. While Johnny McLameperson whines about what features it’s lacking, make no mistake: he’s hawking your spot in line at the Mac store for the launch day. That being said, you’re gonna need to come up with $729 for the midrange 3G iPad. Here’s a look at what you’ll have to do to earn the scratch to get one.


A coffee barista has to make 8,526 drinks to earn enough tips

Tip your barista for your MochaChocaLatteFrappe. They’re counting on it. On average, baristas make $1.71 per hour in tips. If they made about 20 drinks an hour, they’d have to make 8,526 drinks to earn enough tips to pay for the iPad.

The world’s fastest pizza maker, making minimum wage, has to make 15,000 pizzas

Here’s something to aim for: the world record for pizza making stands at 15 pizzas in 6 minutes (pepperoni, if you were wondering). At this pizza-making rate, a student making the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour would have to make 15,083 pizzas to earn enough money to pay for an iPad.

A waitress at a casual dining restaurant has to serve 211 two-tops to earn enough tips

The average check at a casual dining restaurant is around $23 for a party of 2. With 15 percent gratuity, a waiter or waitress would have to serve 211 tables of two to make enough money in tips to pay for an iPad.

A mason has to lay 4,950 bricks.

A mason can lay, on average, 1,200 bricks per day. With an average hourly wage of $21.74, he’d have to lay 4,950 bricks to earn enough money to pay for an iPad. That’s just four days’ work.

Steve Jobs has to move iPhones for 52 minutes.

You know what there isn’t an app for? Being a mega-bazillionare. In 2009 Apple moved 4,363,000 iPhones. In that same year Steve Jobs made $7.3 million. That’s about $1.65 for every iPhone sold. So to buy himself an iPad (though he doesn’t have to, you know, because he made it) Steve Jobs would have to move 484 phones, which he’d do in about 52 minutes.

Peyton Manning has to pass a football 8.4 inches.

Peyton Manning makes $14 million per year. Super Bowl notwithstanding, in the 2009 regular season he completed 4,500 passing yards (totaling 162,000 inches). If you divide his salary by the number of passing inches, he would need to pass the ball a little more than 8.4 inches to make $729. And just in case you’re wondering, a football is 11” long.

Bill Gates’ heart has to beat 10.5 times.

Bill Gates might be a PC, but he’s laughing about the commercials… all the way to the bank. Last year he made an estimated $2.64 billion (or $83.65/second). What else happens in a second? Well for starters, the average human heart beats 1.2 times. Bill Gates’ heart only has to beat 10.5 times to make enough money to buy an iPad.

Will Smith needs to make .2 seconds of a movie

Will Smith made $45 million off the movies “Hancock” and “7 Pounds.” These movies had a combined run time of 190 minutes (3 hours, 10 minutes). That means he made $3.95/millisecond. He’d make enough money for an iPad .2 seconds into either movie. Is that even possible? Maybe he’ll buy us one too.

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Ecommerce and Tablet Users On The Rise

Ecommerce and Tablet Users On The Rise

Tablet computing is changing the world. What was once seen as a niche market exploded with the introduction of Apple’s iPad. Now, dozens of manufacturers are making tablets for customers who just want more. The numbers are astounding. The rate of growth is virtually unprecedented even in the tech world.

Every few years a new innovation hits that changes the game. Industry experts are already calling for the end of the personal computer thanks to the user friendly tablets that make 90 percent of our computing experience simple. People just want things to work, and that’s where a tablet comes in.

The next few years will be quite decisive for tablets, but all signs are indicating we will see upward trends as even more companies get involved in the game.

The numbers don’t lie. Tablets are big business. If you’ve been waiting to get involved with the tablet world now is the time.

[ Via: Miva Merchant’s ecommerce software ]

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Internet Usage Predictions for 2012

Internet Usage Predictions for 2012


Since we’re only into the second month of 2012, it’s still a good time to post this one.  This infographic addresses how people will spend their time online in 2012.  I guess we’ll check back in 2013 and see if they were right.


The number of internet users will expand in 2012 – 3.1% over 2011 to 239 million users – 75.6% of the world’s population.  That’s a total of 121% increase over the last five years.  1 in 20 users check their email 20 or more times per day, or every 45 minutes.  51% of internet users will experience “e-anxiety” over not being able to check their email or Facebook.  Every minute, over 107 emails will be sent, and more than 89% will be spam.  3000 pictures or more will be uploaded to Flickr every minute.


2012 will see 113.9 million mobile internet users and 106.7 smartphone users.  62.8% more table users, 41.9 million of whom will be Ipad users.  40% of all users access social media from their mobile phones.

Social Media

Facebook will reach 143.4 million U.S. users in 2012, which is an 8.2% increase over 2011.  More than 30 billion pieces of content will be shared on Facebook every month.  2/3 of all internet users will use social networks, and more than 90% of them will use Facebook.  Over 3 billion photos will be uploaded to Facebook every month.  Tumblr will take over as the second most visited social network.  Female users will continue to dominate social media.


There will be 169.3 million online video viewers in 2012.  That’s 53% of the world population and 70.8% of Internet users – 7.1% more than in 2011.  51.2 million people will watch videos using smartphones in 2012 and 14% more people will upload videos to YouTube.  Men will continue to dominate the online video internet user market, spending 247,671,000 minutes watching the videos of 2011.


As we learned in the Social Gaming Infographic, social games are all the rage.  Online games will continue as the second online destination for gaming with a 9.8% increase over 2011.  A total of 407 million hours will be spent gaming online, and app downloads for mobile gaming will increase by 67%.  The global online gambling industry will grow over its $30 billion current value, and online bingo will generate over 1.3 billion of that share.  Online poker and casinos will contribute with 46% and part of that $30 billion (over 41%) will come from sports betting.


88.1% of US internet users ages 14 and up will browse or research products online in 2012.  Online buyers will reach 154.6 million in 2012, which is a 4.4% increase over 2011.  For Ecommerce, 26% will be spent on travel reservations, 27% on electronics, 32% on airplane tickets, and 36% on clothes.

Books will comprise 44% of online shopping, probably thanks to e-readres.


Design:  A+

This infographic is beautiful, and I really like the way the left side informs which topic is addressed, eliminating the need for headers that take up space.  The flow is good, and the design is superb.

Information:  C

While the information presented is good, there are a lot of grammer and usage errors, which makes one doubt the authority of the data.

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The Influential Power of Print Infographic

The Influential Power of Print Infographic

Influential Power of Print

For as long as man has been able to put pen to paper, the exchange of text and imagery between people has enabled knowledge to be spread throughout societies. As the technology of print has evolved, so has the speed at which information can be shared.

Today, it’s hard to picture our lives without the medium of print. It is behind the foundational aspect of our social fibre – religion, science, theory, technology and even money. From the birth of the bible, to the use of propaganda in World War II and the most inspiring novels of our time, this infographic looks how print has influenced and shaped society throughout history.


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Doctor’s Tech Toolbox Infographic

Doctor’s Tech Toolbox Infographic


This infographic talks about modernization of health IT systems, and how $19 billion was allocated to expedite the health IT systems under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  It goes on to talk about spending technology-wise, and how technology is being used in the healthcare system.  It is not only an interesting bit of information about the healthcare system, but an interesting look at what types of gadgets doctors prefer to do their jobs.  The infographic informs us that US hospital spending on IT systems will be $4.7 billion by the end of this year, and will grow to $6.8 billion by the end of 2014.

The Gadgets

The majority of doctors prefer an iPad.  It doesn’t really say what the doctors use the iPads for, and I’m going to go ahead and assume it’s for work.  79% prefer the iPad.  75% of US physicians have purchased an Apple-based product, and that 38% of doctors plan to buy an iPad within a year.  Some of this must be for personal use, considering the next bit of information.

At the Point of Care

This tells us that 40% of physicians use a digital device at the point of care.  So of those 75% of physicians who have bought an iPad… Oh well.  2 in 5 doctors go online during a consultation, often on a handheld device.  The information accessed is usually drug reference, online journals, disease associations, or support groups for patients.

The Convenience of Mobile

This tells you something.  63% of the physicians are using a mobile device that is not supported by their practice in order to find mobile health solutions.  94% of physicians use consulting apps.  I suppose some practices provide mobile devices for their doctors.  The top three things physicians are interested in using mobile technology for are:  electronic medical records, prescriptions, and hospital monitoring of patients.  Mobile monitoring devices are expected to rise in demand – from a $7.7 billion dollar spend to $43 billion in 2011.  43% of the medical apps created are specifically made for health professionals.

Apps for Doctors and Nurses

This gives a brief description of 4 different apps that are used by medical professionals.  They include something that lets you look at the heart from any angle, and something that lets doctors take up-close photos of a patient’s skin.

Social Media

2/3 of physicians are using social media in their profession.  In the social media word, there are 1,188 hospitals, 548 YouTube Channels, 1018 Facebook pages, 788 Twitter accounts, 458 LinkedIn accounts, 913 FourSquare accounts, and 137 blogs.  50% of all doctors say they are influenced by user-generated content.

Design:  B+

The colors are a bit dull, but the graphics are good and the type is easy to read.

Information:  A

All very useful information about how social media and technology are changing healthcare.

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Infographic History of the iPad

Infographic History of the iPad

iPad History infographic

No one loves the iPad more than me. I own two: the original version and the newer slightly different version also known as iPad 2. I enjoy using them both as does my family. It has almost completely replaced my Mac Book Pro as my Mac device of choice. Of course it could never replace my iPhone, but I digress…

Well, the title is accurate. The iPad has only been around since 2010 so its history is brief indeed. But what a spectacular and intense history, or so I thought. Other than the iPhone, has any other electronic device cause such an uproar in recent memory? The infographic begins with the auspicious date of March 12, 2010: Pre-orders for iPad begin. It then shows 13 additional dates the author rated as important enough to be in the iPad’s historic timeline such as, May 3, 2010 when 1 million iPads had been sold; September 17, 2010 reports by Best buy that iPad sales cut laptop sales by 50%; and finally March 11, 2011 when the iPad 2 is for sale in the United States.

But, most of the history revolves around sales numbers, which are nice, but not something that 5 out of 14 dates should be based on. Why do I care that 3.3 million iPad sales were reached on July 21? Let me know how it affects the mobile electronic market or what was said about it both negatively and positively by industry leaders and social media people. This reads more like a sales report at an Apple investors meeting.

Fortunately, there is more here: Who buys the iPad is shown, according to age and sex. Other information includes statistics on the iPad users’ usage and why they bought the darn thing in the first place.

Comparative numbers on the differences between the original and the iPad 2 are given as well as some physical and functional numbers and information about the current iPad model.

The infographic design is sleek and dark, much like the iPad itself. A dark gray background with a subtle pattern is used while a bright blue is the accent color, and should have only been used as the accent color. It is used also for text and that makes for some hard to read content, especially when it is used on a the lighter portion of the gray background. The small type size doesn’t help either, so reading about the iPad’s history is more difficult than using the actual device.

The images and graphics are cohesive and looks like they were meant to be on the same page. They are simple, shapes and silhouettes, and don’t detract from the infographic’s overall appearance. A photograph (or computer image) of the iPad is also used and fits in nicely with the overall design. I particularly like the treatment of the word “iPad” in the top left as the highlighted metal treatment reflects Apple’s design.

After reviewing this infographic about the iPad, I feel it needs some revisions and I look forward to the “iPad Infographic 2” when it comes out. ;-)

Design: C+

The small text and readability issues subtract points, but the clean look, much like the iPad save it from a worse grade.

Information: C+

The information is what you would expect, nothing surprising or hard to find. Mostly stats about the iPad and its sales numbers.

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