miércoles, mayo 21, 2003

Poll: Americans look to computers for home entertainment

The focal point of home entertainment is changing as the computer edges out traditional consumer electronic devices in overall importance, according to the results of a new survey conducted by Harris Interactive Inc. The poll was conducted for Microsoft, but also indicates that Apple was ahead of the curve with its "digital hub" focus.

The survey, which polled more than 2,000 computer users ages 13 years and older, revealed that the computer is redefining how people entertain themselves in the home, according to Harris Interactive. Almost half of those surveyed said their computer is more important than their television (43 percent), while nearly two-thirds said their computer outranks their CD player (63 percent), stereo (61 percent) or DVD player (59 percent).