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Archive for January 11th, 2008

exljbris Free Quality Font Foundry

January 11, 2008 @ 13:02 By: gordon Category: Seen on the 'net

I stumbled across the exljbris Free Quality Font Foundry website and blog while poking around the recently released themes for WordPress.  Currently, there are about half a dozen very sharp looking fonts that you can download and use for free.  Worth a visit if you’re looking for a slightly different typeface that’s not so different you’ll only use it once.

Cell phones according to Wii

January 11, 2008 @ 08:47 By: gordon Category: Statistics, Wii

More from the Everybody Votes Channel available on the Nintendo Wii.

Question: Do you have a cell/mobile phone?

  Yes No
Global 77.7% 22.3%
Male 77.1% 22.9%
Female 78.7% 21.3%
Canada ~66.6% ~33.4%

Worldwide Prediction Accuracy: 91.1% (i.e. most people’s crystal balls were working when they made their predictions.)

I eyeballed the numbers for Canada from a bar graph showing yes/no votes, but we were definitely far behind Finland, which the graph showed as having almost 100% of the people indicating they had a cell phone.  Not really surprising given the fact that Nokia, a leader among mobile phone manufacturers, is based in Finland.

Of course, the Everybody Votes Channel is not scientific, but it’s still interesting.