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    count on no fingers

    Hi :)
    I just wanted to know the meaning of this sentence:
    "Unstructured communication always falls back to email or chat. You can count on no fingers the amount of products who have changed this over the years"

    I know "count on fingers" means "rare", but here the author used "count on no fingers", does it carry contrary meaning? like "there are a lot of products which have changed this..." ?

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    Re: count on no fingers

    It means that there are absolutely no products which have "changed this over the years". If you tried to count the number of products which have "changed this over the years", you would need no fingers at all to count on.

    It is not contrary at all.

    Where did you find the original text? It should have used "which", not "who".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: count on no fingers

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It means that there are absolutely no products which have "changed this over the years". If you tried to count the number of products which have "changed this over the years", you would need no fingers at all to count on.

    It is not contrary at all.

    Where did you find the original text? It should have used "which", not "who".
    Me too was confused about the subject he's talking about because he used "who" instead of "which".
    the original article here (under the subtitle "where should we start?").

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