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What are the Experts Saying?
Let's eavesdrop on some comments made by Government Agencies and private
Top government and private-sector analysts are issuing often startling
reports about what's happening with commerce on the Internet. Here's what
- It took only four years for the Internet to grow to 50 million users.
"That's ten times faster than radio, and even four times faster than
TV," observes Internet consulting firm, Endless
- U. S. government research supports that bold statement. A recent
report by the Department of Commerce announced
a startling fact: traffic on the Internet has been doubling every
That makes the Internet
the fastest-growing communications medium in the history of the world!
And Internet users are not just looking. They're buying!
According to Banc-America Corp., annual per-person spending on the Internet
in the year 2000 will be $99 - more than four times more than the $24
spent per person in 1997.
"A few years ago," explains George Anders of The Wall
Street Journal, "the Web had a reputation as a digital attic,
crammed full of sites offering bad poetry, vacation photos, and obscure
product brochures. Now, though, it's coming into its own as a mainstream
part of commerce. Websites are selling everything from ginseng to jet-engine
parts, and new customers keep streaming in."