ARTHUR: Go and tell your master that we have been charged by God with a sacred quest. If he will give us food and shelter for the night he can join us in our quest for the Holy Grail.
GUARD: Well, I’ll ask him, but I don’t think he’ll be very keen… Uh, he’s already got one, you see?
GALAHAD: He says they’ve already got one!
ARTHUR: Are you sure he’s got one?
GUARD: Oh, yes, it’s very nice-a (I told him we already got one)
ARTHUR: Well, um, can we come up and have a look?
GUARD: Of course not! You are English types-a!
ARTHUR: Well, what are you then?
GUARD: I’m French! Why do think I have this outrageous accent, you silly king!
— from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail
There is a release out this morning saying that Internet adoption has plateaued in Canada. Usage is at 73%, which is more or less the same as it was a year ago. Most Canadians have already got Internet, and the (relatively) few that don’t demonstrably don’t want it.
While that is interesting, more intriguing is the collapse in the dial-up market — from half the market to less than 30% in four years — and the steady increase in the of people who have bought something online — from from 29% to 34% in the last twelve months.