Speculation – Obesity & the personal computer revolution

So this is kind of interesting (and very speculative).

I randomly wondered to myself, I wonder why obesity seems to be a more recent (relatively speaking) thing.  And then I thought about where the majority of people spend their time these days.

The same year American obesity started to trend upwards substantially, Apple Computer was formed:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/obesity_adult_09_10/fig-1.gif

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1976

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Since Apple at that time was one of the driving forces (if not the driving force) behind the personal computer, I wonder if there is a correlation between personal computer ownership and this upward obesity trend.

Isn’t speculation fun?

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