|Description||Online Magazine for Tech Women|
Mass audience has come to the ienrtnet. I think this is a point that bears repeating. Most users in 1990 were probably still computer-science types who were willing and able to use things like FTP and Telnet. Now that even people like my great-aunt are on the Net, it’s clear the user base has expanded to the less tech-savvy.Of course those folks will opt for the simplest functions (e.g. video). As a result, I’d be very interested in seeing a version that showed the absolute number of 1990 users vs. the absolute number of 2010 users. I would bet that the early adopters are still using FTP et al, so that the percentage change we see above can be largely attributed to the less sophisticated 2010 user base.And my own personal pet peeve: why the shadows? Sheesh.