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AS3219 American Business and Technology:
From the Armory System to Microsoft
Semester 1 2000-2001
Dr. Ian Gordon
Ph. 874 4694

Lecture 13
Last Year, Last Century, or The Future?
The Web and E-commerce

Uchitelle, Louis. "It's Just the Beginning For Large Companies like Honeywell, Transition to the Internet Age Is Daunting. But the Payoff Can Be Huge",  in  New York Times Special Section on E-Commerce, June 7, 2000. Web version

See also other articles in the above section and also those in the September 2000 Special Section. Web version

Students should supplement this reading with other current sources. Please give me a copy or a web address for recent material.

Matt Richtel, "Record Companies Explore Online Music Subscription,"  New York Times, August 2, 2000. Web version
Lynnley Browning, "Venture Capitalists, Venturing Beyond Capital," New York Times, October 15, 2000. Web version


Broadhurst Dixon, Joan, and Eric J. Cassidy, eds. Virtual Futures: Cyberotics, Technology and the Post-Human. London: Routledge, 1998.
Cetron, Marvin. and Owen Davies. Probable Tomorrows: How Science And Technology Will Transform Our Lives In The Next Twenty Years. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997.Chapter Two.  NUS Library Holdings
Hansell, Saul.  "For Amazon, a Holiday Risk: Can It Sell Acres of Everything?" New York Times (November 28, 1999). Online link
Kaufman, Leslie. "Amazon to Remake Itself Into a Bazaar on the Internet," New York Times (September 30, 1999). Online link
"Levi Strauss to Stop Web Sales," New York Times (October 29, 1999). Web edition
New York Times. Special Section. Online Link
Jeff Madrick, "Will the Market Crash?" New York Review of Books  (August 10, 2000): pp. 38-41. Web version
Paton, Jamie. "CNET to Acquire Ziff-Davis," New York Times (July 19, 2000), Web edition
Saunders, Rebecca. Business the Amazon.Com Way: Secrets of the World's Most Astonishing Web Business: Capstone Ltd, 1999. NUS Library Holdings
Marcia S. Smith, Richard M. Nunno, John D. Moteff, and Lennard G. Kruger, "Internet: An Overview of Key Technology Policy Issues Affecting its Use and Growth," Department of State International Information Programs, February 16, 2000. http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/usa.htm/trade/reports/internet.htm

See also:
Scholarly Publishing on the Web
Text Analysis with Computers

Links will be added to the following after lectures:
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