Its shops are shuttered, victims of superstore competition. It's e-commerce or bust.
He dreamed up the idea of hypertext as a way to link all human knowledge decades before the World Wide Web--but never delivered a usable piece of software.
He invented a key piece of what has become the Internet. The MCI vice president shares his strong ideas on where the Net should be going--and wars of the dangers of government interference.
Technoscience and Cyberculture
Can free access to the Internet enhance the lives of people in poor communities? An experimental system in East Austin, Texas, is showing the way.
In an effort to lure Web-savy customers, more and more companies are setting up shop online. Profits are elusive, though, as pioneers attempt to discover how best to tap the medium's potential.
Collecting, selecting, and refining the stories that go online, web-based magazines are transforming the internet experience. But these embryonic publications don't yet fully exploit the new medium's potential-and their financial viability is in question.
Escape Velocity: Cyberculture at the End of the Century