“The United States has less than 5 percent of the world’s population. But has almost a quarter of the world’s prisoners.” (Source: NY Times, 4/23/08)
“In 2007 graphic novel sales in the U.S. and Canada were $375 million, a 12% rise from 2006 and quintuple the sales number from 2001.” (Source: PW, reporting on an ICv2 white paper)
The Sims game series “has sold more than 100 million copies (including expansion packs) in 22 languages and 60 countries since its introduction in 2000. . . . All told, the franchise has generated about $4 billion in sales or an average of $500 million every year for the last eight years, placing the Sims in […]
John Paulson, a well-known hedge fund manager, last year earned $3 billion. That’s equal to the GDP of Rwanda. (Source: FT, 4/8/08).
Word of the day: Reproductive outsourcing. (Source: NYT, 3/10/08) Factoid of the day: “When the fourth season of ‘The Office,’ an NBC comedy, had its premiere in September, one in five viewings was on a computer screen instead of a television.” (Source: NYT, 3/10/08) Advice of the day: Mark Cuban offers 12 rules for startups. […]
“More than a quarter of adult Americans have left the faith of their childhood to join another religion or none at all . . . Sixteen percent of American adults say they are not part of any organized faith, which makes unaffiliated the country’s fourth-largest ‘religious group.’” (Source: NYT, 2/26/08)