Originally Posted by John Eppstein
That's data on ONE MILLION LIBRARIES filled with pirated material. That's misleading?
Do you know what "self selected" means John? That's not a snarky comment, honest question. Do you understand, if there are 100 million iTunes libraries in the world (making up that number, apple has sold more than 250 million ipods), that 1 million is a tiny number, and unlike surveys that do sampling, this one is SELF SELECTED... not selected to be representative.
If your conclusion is there are a damn lot of people who have illegal music... well, duh, we already know this. We all agree.
But if you're trying to use this data to determine, by the size of these particular self selected libraries, how much illegal music is in the "AVERAGE" library, then you have an extremely poor understanding of statistics. That's why this thread is misleading.
Now, you can make conjectures and excuses all you want, but don't expect people to believe them and don't expect that you won't be refuted.
Yet, you're perfectly OK when this guy makes a completely misleading thread out of unrepresentative data. I really don't understand you John.