Many respondents point out that a large percentage of the world's population doesn't even have electricity or running water and truly has other more basic needs to be concerned about, and therefore we should see online penetration to one quarter of the world's population as a rather impressive accomplishment.
I would go further: We are talking about a technology that really only became mass-market ready some 15 (or so) years ago. And yet, a quarter of the entire world's population is using it already or will be shortly.
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