[LINK] Internet diffusion rate in Australia

Robin Whittle rw at firstpr.com.au
Wed Apr 8 14:36:44 AEST 2009

Stilgherrian wrote:

> By "Internet diffusion" they probably mean "penetration", i.e. %age of  
> households with it. I'm zooming out now, but both ACMA reports http://www.acma.gov.au 
>   and Bureau of Stats http://www.abs.gov.au track this stuff.

"Penetration" in this context is from the viewpoint of someone trying
to have something of theirs go into other people's lives.

I am not sure anyone was really doing this.

Nor does Internet usage "diffuse".  People need a computer and then to
pay some money, make some arrangements, install software etc.

Perhaps "adoption" would be a better term.

  - Robin

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