Re: Not believable numbers
Thanks for following up on this.
Well, the first question is where did the numbers come from? There is no source listed.
Second, are they percent by item (e.g., how many *models/kinds/brands* would be in the list on a search of Amazon), or by quantity (e.g., total number of units installed in the world).
Third are they just what is being offered for sale now, or everything that has ever been installed and is still running today?
Fourth, what are the definitions of the categories? (e.g., does thermostat really only mean programmable thermostat, or does it include every bimetal and mercury switch round and rectangular one as well? Does appliance mean 23% of every mixer, food processor, blender, juicer, vacuum cleaner, refrigerator, freezer, toaster, washer, dryer, dishwasher, range, oven, microwave, crock pot, etc.?)
Finally, does "currently connected" really mean they have an active IP address, or just that they are network capable and may, or may not be actually connected to the internet?