[TheOnion] "Oooh! Look at me! I read The Economist!" was Re: 341,000 NAm. Economist Subscribers

Gordon Mohr gojomo@usa.net
Thu, 25 Apr 2002 17:48:46 -0500


http://www.theonion.com/onion3815/counterpoint_space_program.html

Heh.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rohit Khare" <Rohit@KnowNow.com>
To: "Adam Rifkin" <adam@knownow.com>; <FoRK@XeNT.Com>
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 12:23 PM
Subject: 341,000 NAm. Economist Subscribers


> Somewhere in that haystack is the gal for me :-)
> 
> >In North America, average circulation ... 341,000. In the UK, 
> >average circulation was 128,000... On the continent of Europe... an 
> >average of 166,000 each week... In Asia, circulation averaged 85,000
> 
> Now, if only she'd read the 6-point footnotes for my name and google for me :-)
> 
> Another cheeky excerpt from http://www.economistgroup.com/3040.htm :
> 
> >The redesign has been supported by a major, integrated promotion 
> >campaign, including a television advertisement screened in America 
> >and Europe. The advertisement relates the story of Nelson Mandela on 
> >Robben Island. It is narrated by Mac Maharaj, a fellow prisoner of 
> >Nelson Mandela's on the island and the man who persuaded the guards 
> >that the prisoners should be allowed to read The Economist. This was 
> >a brilliant way for the prisoners to receive world news, until the 
> >authorities realised that the paper was about rather more than 
> >economics.
> 
> --Rohit
> 
> PS. Doing the math... about 1% of the overall population is of South 
> Asian descent. Upping that to 3% for our over-representation amongst 
> the ranks of folks hip enough to be down with the Red Menace, and 
> dividing by female (33%?), 20-30 yo (20%?), and single (50%), the 
> 0.1% upper bound would appear to be about 340. Sigh.
> 
> 
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