impact on communications-intensive industries.
The impact of the slow progress made by the Internet to live up to its revolutionary promises will have a major impact on businesses, consumers, and the economy. Investors will now be wary of investing in dot-com companies and Internet technologies with many companies failing and millions of dollars lost due to declining stock prices. Those who manufacture technology products will continue to see a decline in sales as new technologies emerge and old ones become cumbersome and obsolete. Further, even for those industries which will greatly benefit from further Internet and Web develop must rethink their strategies and policies in light of the fact that overnight riches from the Internet may be a thing of the past “Even in areas where the In