In the midst of building a high def video website for a client:
Client: So, I’m starting to this this video site idea is a bad thing. I just don’t think that broadband penetration in the US is there yet. It’s only 26% in US households.
Me: [Dumbfounded] The US numbers are way higher than that - we presented the data a few months ago.
Client: Well, I found some new numbers that conflict with that data.
Me: What’s your source?
Me: [Mute phone to laugh out loud] Well, I like Wikipedia as much as the next guy, but anyone can just edit the page to -
Client: Look, it’s internet numbers are on the internet. If you can find a more reliable source than that…
I quickly pull up the wikipedia page and -
Me: Hey, quickly refresh the page, the numbers are over 90% now.