[LINK] Internet diffusion rate in Australia

Paul Koerbin pkoerbin at nla.gov.au
Wed Apr 8 14:42:58 AEST 2009

And I thought I was just asking an innocent question :)

Perhaps just "access" will do and I'll use the ABS figures http://www.abs.gov.au/Ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8146.0



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From: link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au [mailto:link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Robin Whittle
Sent: Wednesday, 8 April 2009 2:37 PM
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Subject: Re: [LINK] Internet diffusion rate in Australia

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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