Monday, November 28, 2005

The Statistical "spectacles"


"Bosses beware: Workers today may not be as productive as usual. It's Cyber-Monday, one of the busiest online shopping days of the year. More than one-third of the consumers polled say they will go online at work where they have faster Internet connections. Total North American Internet traffic by visitors per minute already is up 35 percent from a typical Monday, according to the Akamai Net Usage Index."

Would that 35% increase be simply due to back-logged email communications after a holiday break? Uploading holiday pictures for sharing? Viewing holiday cards or pictures? Why would it have to be due to shopping?

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