a hole in e-commerce: theft?

Mark Kuharich (mark@is2inc.com)
Mon, 10 May 1999 13:21:20 -0700

First there were mainframes, then the Wintel world exploded with a
proliferation of desktop personal computers. Now, the pendulum has swung
back with the move to the Internet: consolidation of web and commerce
servers into discrete and very large Oracle databases and very powerful
Sun hardware server computers.

Of the many obstacles facing e-commerce (privacy, transaction security,
etc.), another one appears to be theft. eToys consolidated its inventory
at a distribution center, much like Amazon.com and others do. They got
clipped by thieves

Mark Kuharich

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