It seems that this thing called the “Internet” is going to grow by 35.2 million people this year, to 130.6 million, according to a report from eMarketer. That’s not all, by 2003, after we’ve all got bored of talking to each other and sealed ourselves in our Aminospheres to protect us from a new wave of virus attacks, there will be 350 million people competing for bandwidth.

The report, which “incorporates data from hundreds of different  sources”, also found that worldwide electronic commerce revenues will increase from $98.4 billion in 1999 to $1.2 trillion by 2003, while the U.S. will earn a majority share of every e-commerce dollar. Germany collects the second-highest level of worldwide e-commerce revenues, with $1.5 billion in 1998 and $4.4 billion predicted for 1999, while the United Kingdom follows, with $3.7 billion in 1999, up from $1.49 billion in 1998.

So, there you go, a nice concise paragraph for you next marketing report. If you boss wants to know what an Aminosphere is, then get him to drop us a mail and we’ll tell him all about them.