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5:02 pm on Aug 13, 2001 (gmt 0)

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July, 2001 = 58% [internetnews.com]

"The Web long ago captured early adopters and is now reaching the latter half of mainstream America. Going forward, Internet growth is being driven by late adopters and by more aggressive use from the enormous existing Internet population."

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"more aggressive use"

Isn't that the truth. I am finding more people are expecting things to operate "just this way". If you deviate from those "ways", people are gone. I guess I notice that trend more as an Opera user, where I invariably design pages with Opera in mind.

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There is now a huge mid-range of use that I'd label as utilitarian. They're using the internet to get their daily feed -whatever their particular interest might be. It's viewed as a common middle-class household item, the same as buying a set of encyclopedias bundled with a video game console.

>more people are expecting things to operate "just this way"
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Take a look at Eric's thread, is anything cool [webmasterworld.com], which is a valid lament resulting from this trend.