November 26, 2001
Amazon heads for the Web-free Internet
Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill writes: "Analysts are forecasting the emergence of a new platform for Internet commerce, based on two innovations. First, there will be executable software code that resides on users' PCs and mobile devices and lets one machine or individual to talk to any other one on the Internet. Second, there will be tiny integrated circuits embedded within physical objects that will extend the Internet into the material world. This new "X Internet," as Forrester Research calls it, will begin to emerge around 2004 and is expected to eclipse the Web as the primary e-commerce medium."