Can Main Street Compete With The Net?

It is clear that E-commerce and other Internet business transactions will have a profound impact on our society ("Doing business in the Internet age," Cover Story, June 22). While you cover the positive business and societal impacts, you did not discuss those industries and other organizations that will have to undergo dramatic transformations to survive in an ever more wired world. Retailers, real-estate owners and developers, and state and local governments will all be forced to change the way they operate as more consumers and businesses turn to the Net.

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