Saturday, January 22, 2011

The iTunes count up to 10 billion downloads counter quits early

I was disappointed to discover that the count up counter for iTunes quit early. So one can only guess when exactly the 10 billionth download occurred. Watch the 24 second clip to see what happened.
I did my last estimated guess for when the counter would reach its goal just before I went to bed at 2:30am. Since ETA was 5:30am and I wasn't willing to stay up or get up early to watch it live, I sort of TiVoed it using a screen capture video app.

Untitled from ihor charischak on Vimeo.

Why did it quit early? Was the count up counter not really accurate? Or was it just simply human error? I wonder if Milo's grandson who works for iTunes can find out for us.

Also, I'll have a detailed description of my effort in predicting this outcome posted soon.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

iTunes downloads approaching 10 billion

The number of iTunes downloads continue to grow. Watch it live by clicking here.

Can you predict when this counter will hit 10 billion?

Have your students figure it out and post their predictions (below) before the end of school on Friday. We'll acknowledge the student(s) who comes closest.

Who knows they may even win the prize for downloading the 10,000,000,000th app!