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BS Alert: 19 percent Of American adults own a tablet computer

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Stitch, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I'm not buying one in five adults own a tablet.

    http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/E-readers-and-tablets.aspx
     
  2. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Yeah, no way.

    Maybe they are including in those numbers the thousands of units used in warehouse and commercial locales.
     
  3. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    What percentage of young people would have to own one to make up for all the people in rest homes that have no idea what a tablet computer is?
     
  4. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    The one member of my family who has one is the 67-year-old. The 72-year old had to show her how to use it.
     
  5. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Consider me corrected.
     
  6. Pilot

    Pilot Active Member

    My parents, in their late 50s, both have them, my dad an iPad 2 and my mom a Fire.

    They'll never use them to within 25 percent of the devices capability — never download more than a few apps or really watch buy, download or watch movies — but they seem to enjoy surfing the internet from the couch.
     
  7. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    "Hey, there's a clock on this thing!"
     
  8. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    But it's blinking "12:00" all the time.
     
  9. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    They use 16 and 18 as the threshold for 'adult'hood in the survey, so I don't think age is the limiting factor.

    I'd be interested, however, to know how many poor folks, rural or urban, ever get a call from Pew in surveys like this.
     
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I might believe 1 in 5 in New York City.

    This also might be based on the number sold in this country. I know people who are on their third iPad.
     
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