The aim of this paper is to provide a comprehensive and systematic review of the literature pertaining to consumer/household/residential adoption and diffusion issues in relation to ICT/IT/IS in order to ascertain the current “state of play” within the field along a number of dimensions. 80 articles on the adoption, acceptance and diffusion of ICT/IT/IS - published in 54 peer reviewed journals between 1998 and 2008- were reviewed, from which information on a series of variables were extracted. The subsequent findings suggest that the positivist paradigm, empirical and quantitative research, the survey method and the TAM theory were predominantly used when investigating the topics of the adoption and diffusion of technology within the consumer/household/residential context. It is anticipated that the results of this research may have implications for researchers, journal editors, reviewers and universities.