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Remember when encyclopedia sets were sold as genuine hard-backed books, with folks walking door to door to sign you up for the year's latest and greatest edition? Man, those were the days. And soon, we'll be saying the same about the census. According to a new report, the Census Bureau will conduct the 2020 census via the Internet. A trial of some sort is already underway, offering it as an option to around a quarter of a million households that are selected at random for the American Community Survey. Come 2020, the Internet, smartphones and other technologies will be used to take stock of how... Read more...
The Internet hasn't had a census done in 25 years.  At that time only 315 IP addresses were surveyed.  Scientists have re-run the census, pinging 2.8 billion IP addresses.Due to security settings on some servers, about 61% of the pings received no response at all, and others received responses equivalent to "no comment". Millions of servers did respond, though, allowing Heidemann and Pradkin to build an 'atlas of the internet.'"To our knowledge," says Heidemann, "the only other census of the Internet was in 1982, when the Internet consisted of 315 allocated addresses."What's the point,... Read more...
Recently CMP Game Group, a market research company that focuses on the professional game industry, compiled a census report on nearly 600 companies in North America. CMP has determined that there are over 39,000 professional developers and publishers of games in the U.S., and over 8,000 in Canada. A whopping 46% of professional game developers in the U.S. are situated in California, whereas Washington State is home base for about 12%, and about 7% in Texas. New York, Massachusetts, Illinois, Florida, and the previously mentioned top three states have over 1,000 professionals in each. The stats... Read more...