The Net Is Open For Business Big Time

E-commerce is `an absolutely unstoppable force.' In less than a decade, it could account for as much as 6% of GDP

Tim Stojka was just a toddler in 1967 when Benjamin Braddock, Dustin Hoffman's character in The Graduate, was offered the now-classic career tip: "Plastics!" So it's no surprise that Stojka added a '90s cybertwist. Three years ago, he and brother Nick took time off from running their dad's Chicago plastics company to start the Plastics Network, a Web site that connects buyers and sellers of plastic materials and equipment.

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