One of the pieces of junk email I received recently had a subject line of Email the Planet. I don’t know if the planet Earth has an email address, and I can email her (or him?) or if someone has collected an email address for every person on the planet.
Chris joked that since I can only email about 350 messages an hour on my shared hosting package, it would take a long time to send to everyone. Here’s what I figured out:
|6,000,000,000||# of people on earth|
|350||messages sent per hour|
|17,142,857||# of hours needed|
|714,286||# of days needed|
|1,957||# of years needed|
I don’t think I’ll spend the time or money ($349) to find out…