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Submitted by Claudio (Paraguay), Feb 10, 2015 at 20:12

Great listing. A couple of observations, though:

# 2. If you speak of books per person, the word "combined" means nothing, except an average from different countries. "Combined" is meaningful if you are doing a simple addition (like # 3 or # 4).

# 6 "the number of computers per person worldwide, including poor nations, is 78 per 1000" Again, this is an average, which includes data from developed countries. Remains to be seen whether the exclusively "poor countries" ratio would be much higher than 18/1000 (I suspect it is, but the info is just not there).

Excellent compilation, nevertheless.-

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