Finally I’m back from the big move from a 4,000 square foot house on the ocean to a 2-bedroom condo with a view of the ocean. Did I hear myself right? I moved from a house on the ocean to somewhere else?? Am I nuts or just a little delusional? Probably a question for another time … today I was catching up on news and caught an item about a recent study showing that just under one-third of U.S. households (about 31 million) are still without access to the Internet.
At first, that seemed like a large number to me, but then I thought about how little time (relatively speaking) has gone by since we first started moving to broadband access and I began to think about it as an incredibly fast adoption of a new means of communication (again relatively speaking). Furthermore, the study suggests that cost is not the deterrent for those not hooked up – rather, it’s a matter of perceived value. With further development of entertainment-related applications, more and more households are likely to migrate to the Internet. For details of the study, visit http://newsroom.parksassociates.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=3510