Thursday, April 18, 2019

Household Gods

Myself: Alexa, how many households are there in the UK?
Alexa: The United Kingdom has 27 million households.
Isn't it mind-boggling that a smart speaker can answer a question like that? It is correct as well according to the Office for National Statistics.

The reason that I asked, was that in its first-quarter earnings report on Tuesday, Netflix revealed that in the first four weeks on the service, Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s UCP-produced comic book adaptation of Umbrella Academy was watched by 45 million households (a number which included mine).

I wanted to put 45 million households in context. One and two thirds times all the households in the UK certainly does that.

I am astounded.

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