Early Adopters of Tech Offerings Do More Online Financial Work

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Those who go first do more. That's one conclusion of a sweeping survey of more than 56,000 adults in the United States and Canada by Forrester Research to see how people are using technology. The researchers found that "early adopters" comprise the first wave of buyers and tend to be the most active online in many ways, while "mainstream consumers" tend to wait and see but eventually do adopt (more than half now have broadband connections at home) and that "sidelined citizens" need more convincing and find price to always be a significant impediment, whether it be adoption of DVR or

online banking.

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