Home Nets: Keeping Up With the Joneses

Home Nets: Keeping Up With the Joneses

“Home networking is evolving from being deployed only by technically-included early adopters and is starting to be deployed by virtually all segments of the population, according to survey results released Wednesday by In-Stat/MDR.

The survey found that 42 percent of those who already have home networks said that broadband access throughout the house was their primary application….

The study found that users in the 45 to 54 year old age bracket accounted for about 28 percent of all home network installations, by far the largest age group to adopt home nets.” [allNetDevices Wireless News]

Now imagine a generation of kids growing up not just with the internet, but with pervasive, wireless internet access throughout their own homes. We're just at the beginning of this phenomenon, but that's how my kids are growing up. To them, it's not at all strange that you can sit anywhere with the laptop and surf the net at high speed. In fact, they can't understand why the one old Windows 95 133Mhz that used to be their gaming computer doesn't have high speed internet access, and they almost never use it anymore.

What do you think they will expect from the world around them? [The Shifted Librarian]

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