25 July 2008

Internet Adoption Myths?

In this excellent article Hannemyr: The Internet as Hyperbole Gisle Hannemyr argues that the often stated fact that Internet adoption was faster then other technology adoptions (such as radio, TV or telephone) is overstated. Thanks to Miguel.

It is widely believed that the adoption rate of the Interュnet has exceeded that of earlier mass communication technologies by several magnitudes. This paper reviews the historic data related to some of these technologies, draws on actor-network theory as a framework for interpreting such data, traces the transformations and translation of this data in the public, political, and scientific discourse, and discusses the use of <> in modern society.
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