A survey of computers in Mannington was done during and after the first two minicons. It was astonishingly difficult to refine the number of computers that would have been in town in April of 2000. The numbers below are what the board eventually agreed to live with, however accurate or inaccurate they might be.
Who owns the computers:
|20||High School Teachers (Laptops*)|
|6||Water Treatment Plant|
|25||Technical / Training School|
|20||Among 900 people 60+ (500-600 households?)|
|400||Among 2000 people 18-59 (1200-1400 households? 26%-30% penetration assuming 1.1 computers per computer owning household)|
|14||Not otherwise counted|
- * Every teacher in the high school had a laptop, but most teachers lived outside the RoF and were not within it on Sunday afternoon when it happened.
PC Type distribution
|160||Pentium II (1997)|
|40||Pentium II (1999, mostly in the VoTech center)|
|10||Macs (Mac II and later 680×0 based)|
|20||Macs (Power PC based)|
|750||Total – all processors|
Other computers not counted above
150 “scrap” computers of the varieties Amiga, Apple ][, IBM-XT to 386, Tandy Radio Shack, CP/M, Atari, Commodore, etc. in attics and basements.
There are a total of four 802.11b routers, all privately held and not available for pet projects.
No other wireless networking present in town.