Low-income Web surfers proliferate

This snippet from the NY Times Technology Briefing quotes the stats from the Nielson/NetRatings indicating that numbers for low-income Web surfers with annual incomes of less than $25,000 a year rose 46 percent over the past year. Perhaps there is some validity in Jakob Nielsen's position that as the Internet grows and reaches broader segments of the population, usability will become even more important to those wishing to keep from excluding these users.