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Poll Result: Plurality of Developers Own One Internet-Enabled Portable Device

The results of last week's poll produced a Poisson-like distribution -- which suggests that perhaps the results of the non-scientific survey have some legitimacy, since we'd expect the actual number of Internet-capable devices that developers own to follow a Poisson-like distribution (that makes sense to me, anyway). A total of 284 votes were cast. Here's the exact question and the results: How many portable devices with Internet connectivity do you own? 8% (22 votes) - 5 or more 16% (45 votes) - 3 or 4 24% (67 votes) - 2 28% (79 votes) - 1 21% (61 votes) - none 4% (10 votes) - I don't know The main point of this poll (and also the main point of the new poll) is to set a baseline for future reference. It will be interesting to see how the distribution of how many portable Internet-enabled devices peole own changes over time, as new technologies (like the iPad) continue to emerge, and mobile phones become increasingly capable. So, there's not too much to say about these results. The median number of portable devices with Internet connectivity that people own is one. 21% of the voters do not yet own an Internet-enabled portable device. I would expect this percentage to drop over time. And, I would expect the median value to increase over time, because of devices like the iPad, etc. Now, I don't want to assume I can predict the future, but I do think that probably there is a...

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