Yes, what Charles said is correct.
These are the stats for November 2002, available at http://www.thecounter.com/stats/2002/November/javas.php . The Counter is used as a fairly reliable statistics logger, because it monitors several hundred million hits per month, more than enough to sample an environment.
Fri Nov 1 00:05:01 2002 - Sat Nov 30 23:55:05 2002 30.0 Days
I don't know where the other 2% are gone, I didn't write this. But see the numbers of hits for yourselves.
Others believe "good advice" from losers. For example, Reader's Digest published something like this in a heavily-advertised useless computer manual ("How to manage your finances using a spreadsheet"-type of thing):