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Jeanne Boyarsky
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I read an article that said the average person has 4.2 devices that connect to the internet. I suspect we are above average here. How many do you have?

I have 5 or 6:
  • home computer (Mac)
  • work computer
  • iPad
  • BlackBerry
  • Wii
  • old home computer that I haven't gotten rid of yet


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    11

    MacBook Pro 17"
    MacBook Pro 15"
    iMac G4
    iPad
    iPod Touch
    TiVo 1
    TiVo 2
    PS 3
    Apple TV
    Network Printer 1
    Network Printer 2

    If you add in the rest of the household, it goes up to 19:

    MacBook Air
    MacBook Pro 13"
    Mac Mini Intel
    Mac Mini G4
    iPad
    iPod Touch
    Samsung Rogue phone
    Samsung Mobile HotSpot

    (This does not count unused computers collecting dust in the closet.)


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    What do you do with that many computers!

    And your household average is way above average too unless there are more people than I would guess (2).
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    Yeah, there's just two of us. For me: one laptop is for work, one is my home laptop, and the iMac is my kitchen computer. When the iMac reaches end-of-life, I'll likely just start using the iPad as my "kitchen computer".

    Jay has his work computer (mini), a hobby computer (mini), his Pro laptop for surfing in front of the TV, and the Air for carrying around to clients.

    Yeah, we're wayyyyy above average, I'm sure.
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    Personally 7 currently hooked up:

  • Personal laptop (MacBook Pro)
  • Work laptop (MacBook Pro)
  • Networked Printer
  • Server
  • Dedicated Skype phone
  • PS3
  • iPhone


  • If I count the things that are not connected, (so I really should dispose of thoughtfully), I get another 4:
  • TiVo model 1 (the hackable one)
  • Mac Mini G4
  • Old network printer
  • Blackberry


  • And if I count my housemates stuff, there's another 5:
  • Laptop (MacBook Pro)
  • iPhone
  • iPhone
  • PS3
  • Network printer


  • A grand total of 16 for the household.


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    2 "modems"
    5 macs
    1 iPad
    1 airport
    2 pcs
    1 apple TV
    1 Wii
    1 network printer (someone mentioned that, does that count?)
    3 smart phones
    2 satellite dishes (do they count?)

    19 total

    Our older daughter is visiting this summer, when she leaves the count will be - 2, for a permanent total of 17


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    Ha! Forgot:

    Ariport Extreme
    Airport Express
    Asus Laptop (for testing sites on IE under Windows)
    Mohamed Sanaulla
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    Ok I am below average -
    I use 3 at home-
  • Acer laptop
  • HP Netbook
  • Samsung Galaxy 551(Dont connnect to wifi much with this though)

  • There arent any other users at home apart from me.


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    Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:What do you do with that many computers! And your household average is way above average too unless there are more people than I would guess (2).


    I haven't counted lately. Years ago, when our daughter was in high school, we did a "computer count" and came up with 20. That was before things like smart-phones existed. Granted, it counted a few that were rarely used, like the really old machine my wife kept so she could run old DOS games that ran too quickly on modern computers.

    Our daughter moved out, years ago, first to go to college, and then to have a career in NYC. So these days, there are just two people and no pets living in the house.

    What's an internet device? For example, I have a bunch of SlimDevices SqueezeBoxes. Each has at least an Ethernet jack, most have WiFi as well. All speak TCP/IP and HTTP, and can stream music from the Internet.

    As I'm typing this, I can see five "computers"
    * Mac Book Pro 15"
    * Mac Mini
    * iPad
    * Nexus S
    * Nintendo DS

    Plus one SlimDevices Transporter, a Slimdevices Boom and SlimDevices Controller.
    There is a desktop in the kitchen, and another Squeezebox.

    Up in my office, where I do serious work, have multiple monitors, my hundreds of tech books, etc. there are three working computers right now.

    In the basement, there are four servers (quad, beatles, bert, ernie) and an old PC running as a smart firewall, three of them are public fixed IP addresses. There are also four working laptops: a MacBook, a Lenovo T60, a Dell connected to my rowing machine/ERG and a small Sharp netbook running Windows. There are also several old and slow machines.

    There are more SlimDevices SqueezeBoxes upstairs.

    Do you count the two "internet devices" provided by my cable company? One brings the "high speed internet" into the house, and the other provides VOIP. They are clearly computers and talk TCP/IP. This doesn't count the TV set-top box, which is also clearly a computer.

    Do my WiFi access points count at internet devices? They speak TCP/IP as well.

    When my daughter and her husband visit, each brings at least a laptop each, plus one or more Nintendo DS. And two more smart-phones.

    My wife is not nearly the geek that I am. She refuses to use a smart-phone. But she has four computers she alone uses, and she uses three of them on a daily basis.
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    Let's see:

  • Two desktop PCs
  • A MacBook Pro
  • A Dell Mini 9 netbook
  • An iPhone 3GS


  • I don't know if printers and routers count - I have a small laser printer with a network connection and a WiFi router.

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    I'm in the minority here (so far). Just have 1 internet device - that's my laptop.

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    Not too many.
  • Home computer
  • Work computer
  • Laptop
  • Smartphones -3 (only one in daily use)
  • USB internet dongle
  • Broadband wireless modem


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    Kaustubh G Sharma wrote:Right now it is 0
    Only have some books with me


    But you have a book that can post to CodeRanch, so that's awesome.


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    2 home computers (only one is in use)
    2 blackberries (only one is in use)
    1 ipod
    2 laptops
    1 Nintendo Wii

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    I'll try and bring the average back down a bit. At home - one laptop, one smart phone.

    At work, one desktop that's allocated to me. But it seems a bit strange including work stuff - you could argue that all the servers I ever use should count, in which case there are loads.

    For the household, add one laptop, and one work desktop.
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    A number of things are shared, so I won't try to allocate them, just give a household total. I will also omit nonfunctional or disused hardware because I'm not even sure how many dead computers are lurking in the basement. So these things are in day to day use:

    2 Blackberries
    2 MacBooks (personal, work)
    1 PowerBook (shop computer)
    3 Desktops
    1 iPod Touch
    1 Wii
    1 Kindle
    1 Network printer

    So that's only twelve for four people -- I'm bringing the average way down!
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    Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:
    Kaustubh G Sharma wrote:Right now it is 0
    Only have some books with me


    But you have a book that can post to CodeRanch, so that's awesome.


    HEHEHEHEHE.... Well wish I have that kinda smart book with me. But I post to coderanch from my office DeskTop. Planing to buy a notebook pretty soon..but confused with it ....I have a desktop but at my home not here and a poor Nokia N72 with me
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    hmmm...

    Tivo 1
    Tivo 2
    Windows laptop
    Mac laptop
    Wii
    Windows desktop
    Mac desktop
    Blackberry 1
    Blackberry 2
    Do you count the DSL modem and/or wireless router that allows everything but the blackberries to connect?
    So it's somewhere between 9 and 11, depending.


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    3 x Laptops (Vaio, Dell, and Lenovo)
    2 x Desktops (Dell and Alienware)
    1 x Kindle
    2 x iPhone
    1 x HTC Desire
    1 x PS3
    1 x Virgin HD Digibox
    1 x Internet enabled TV


    so that comes to 12, glad I didn't buy that internet enabled fridge
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    Just an update,

    I have two internet satellite dishes, but I wish I didn't need them.

    From the "they're slow but at least they have limited download capacity" dept.
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    I am counting 19. Family of 5.

    MacBook 13"
    MacBook Pro 15"
    Old Dell Laptop with XP
    Gaming PC with Windows 7
    XBox
    PS3
    Wii
    46" Samsung LED
    Sony BD Player
    2 Kindles
    iPad
    2 iPhones
    Motorola ATRIX (phone)
    Cable Box / DVR
    2 Nintendo DS Lites
    HP Photosmart Wireless Printer

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    Gregg Bolinger wrote:
    2 Nintendo DS Lites


    Do those count? We have two of those too. I guess they're able to grab content over Wifi.
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    Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:
    Gregg Bolinger wrote:
    2 Nintendo DS Lites


    Do those count? We have two of those too. I guess they're able to grab content over Wifi.


    Yep, and you can browse the internet with Opera.
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    I assume that anything that has an IP address "counts".
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    14

    13" MacBook
    15" MacBook
    Apple TV
    iPhone 3G
    iPhone 3Gs
    iPhone 4
    iPad 1
    iPad 2
    PC Desktop
    Google TV
    Nintendo Wii
    Nintendo DS
    Nintendo 3DS
    Samsung 3D BluRay player


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    Just an observation- lot of Apple products
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    Mohamed Sanaulla wrote:Just an observation- lot of Apple products

    Its a plot by Chairman Steve. They are actually hardware viruses. A year ago, I had none, all Windows and Linux. Then the first MacBook snuck in. It was old and slow. Not much of a threat. Then came the Mac Mini. Nice home theater driver. Next thing I knew, I had to go buy an iPad and a MacBook Pro.

    At least I was strong and didn't get an iPhone. Must fight off Chairman Steve's plan for total world domination.
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    Pat Farrell wrote:
    Mohamed Sanaulla wrote:Just an observation- lot of Apple products

    Its a plot by Chairman Steve. They are actually hardware viruses. A year ago, I had none, all Windows and Linux. Then the first MacBook snuck in. It was old and slow. Not much of a threat. Then came the Mac Mini. Nice home theater driver. Next thing I knew, I had to go buy an iPad and a MacBook Pro.

    At least I was strong and didn't get an iPhone. Must fight off Chairman Steve's plan for total world domination.


    That's Hilarious. Have you gotten the connector to the iPad to hook an HDMI cable to it and your TV?

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    Yes, anything with an IP address counts. And Pat: you don't get to average down across pets. Only humans .
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    Bear Bibeault wrote:
    MacBook Pro 17"
    ...

    ...(This does not count unused computers collecting dust in the closet.)





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    Bert Bates wrote:
    Our older daughter is visiting this summer

    Any of them software professionals ?
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    Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Yes, anything with an IP address counts.


    Does that include my 4 virtual machines?

    I have one Internet-capable device that has never ever talked to another networked device (Power Mac 601), an Amiga 500 that was outfitted for dialup tcp/ip (too slow for anything today), 2 mobile phones (one of which can still do WEP, but the phone part no longer works), 3-4 laptops (one of which is Windows 98), 3 desktop machines (one Linux, one XT, one my wife's).

    And a server farm.

    Plus 2 separate routers going to 2 separate ISPs, various switches, etc.


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    Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Yes, anything with an IP address counts. And Pat: you don't get to average down across pets. Only humans .

    As long as the pets are actual users, I think it would be fair to count them.
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    Rahul Sudip Bose wrote:
    Bear Bibeault wrote:
    MacBook Pro 17"
    ...

    ...(This does not count unused computers collecting dust in the closet.)





    Without looking I know that there are at least 2 desktop PCs and 2 PowerMac G4's collecting dust in the closet. We really need to jettison them, they're just taking up room and will never be used again.
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    Tim: LOL. No virtual machines don't count.

    Matthew: OK. Where's the machine where the cat orders more food?
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    Well, lets count:

  • Home built desktop
  • My laptop
  • Her laptop
  • Cell phone
  • Wii
  • Xbox 360
  • Other Xbox 360 (although this one does not currently work....still counting it)
  • Blu-Ray player
  • iPod Touch




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    Matthew Brown wrote:As long as the pets are actual users, I think it would be fair to count them.


    There are a lot of videos on youtube and general buzz about cats using iPads.

    Of course, the cool hack would be to program it and connect the app to things like a food dispenser, so the cat could control its eating.

    Or, perhaps the cat would not control its eating if it was in charge.
     
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