The number of Web users in China, the world’s second-largest Internet market, grew by 18 percent in 2005 to 111 million, the Economic Daily reported Wednesday.
I wonder what is the number in India, Brazil, and similar countries where the primary language is not English. Considering the rate of growth of Internet users combined with inexpensive computers being marketed by companies like Novatium, the need for technology to develop content in local languages by masses is becoming more needed. The early adopters in all these countries are usually well-educated and wel-to-do people who also are English speakers. To cross the chasm it is essential that Folk Computing technology be developed.