The E.Biz 25: Masters Of The Web Universe

The Internet pioneers of the inaugural BUSINESS WEEK 25 are changing the competitive landscape of almost every industry in the world

Since the advent of navel gazing, wise men have debated whether economic progress should be credited more to the introduction of new technologies or to the people who put them to exceptional use. It's typically a fruitless exercise--like trying to figure out how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. But in the case of the Internet, there's something in the yin and yang of man and machine that's well worth contemplating. It's clear that while technology laid the foundations for the Web's first wave, it is sharp thinking by individuals that's powering the second wave--the e-business revolution.

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