Part 8. Shopping and Doing Business on the Internet

Shopping and Doing Business on the Internet


The Internet has its roots in the military and in academia, but it has become intimately tied to the way we live and work, and it will become more so with each passing year. At work, for entertainment, to get information, and to shop—the Internet has become a vital part of our daily lives.

The Internet’s dramatic growth has been fueled in large part by business and consumers. It has become one of the primary places in which businesses operate, and where billions of dollars in goods and services are bought and sold every year.

Thousands of businesses use the Internet to market and ...

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