Tuesday, April 20, 2010
How Many Computers Do You Have In Your House?
A friend asked me this recently, and it's not a trivial question. The prototypical computer is a desktop or laptop. But computers are all over. In this blog post I'll try to count them.
2 Laptops (one for me, and one for my beloved)
1 Tablet Netbook
2 Cell phones in use,
1 old that I feel nostalgic about and can't part with (from Atlanta).
Most cell phones have computers in them, even if they're not smartphones.
Some handheld crappy one
Thermostat (it's programmable)
Stereo (not sure, but maybe it's got a CPU in there...)
Car (this is a tough one-- who knows how many computers are in the car? I consider the car to be in the house when it's in the garage.)
So the answer is, maybe, 19?
I'm interested in other people's counts; add them as comments.
Pictured is an astronaut on a spacewalk. We got to the moon with little if any computer power.