Hey, remember the Web? Back around 1996 it was big news. People suddenly realized that with just a telephone line and Internet Explorer, they could go shopping without ever leaving the comfort of their home! Over the Web you could buy furniture, art, books, and appliances, all of which would make your home comfortable enough to stay there and do some more online shopping, accelerating the vicious cycle of consumerism.
MSDN Magazine August 2004
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