Adoption of New Technology since 1900

Historical graph showing the adoption of new technologies in the United States (designed by Nicholas Felton that I found via the New York Times). For example look at percentage of households that had telephones over the last 100 years and compared this to the time it took for cellphones to be adopted. 12/23/2010 I found a more detailed version of this graphic at Karl Hartig's portfolio site. Download pdf here

{Click on the image to take a closer look} adoption of new technologies magnifying glass

[tags]consumption, technology, United States[/tags]