THE DOT-COM DEMISE: HOW IT'S HELPING OLD LINE COMPANIES FOCUS ON E-BUSINESS INSTEAD OF E-COMMERCE
If one looks back through history, you find that most new technologies are totally misunderstood in their infancy and often even into adolescence. That's in part because we have only old paradigms against which to measure them.

The same can be seen in the first years of the internet. It arrived heralded as the new engine of commerce that was to ultimately replace the "brick and mortar" manufacturers and the "middlemen" in the distribution process. But like so many technologies before it, the internet was and still is very misunderstood.

When David Sarnoff asked his associates to invest in the new radio technology, he