Being Interactive: An Evolutionary Look at E-Commerce

  title={Being Interactive: An Evolutionary Look at E-Commerce},
  author={Munindar P. Singh},
  journal={IEEE Internet Comput.},
Theories of natural evolution may have something to teach us about technology. A theory I find appealing is that of punctuated equilibrium proposed by Gould and Eldredge. Traditional evolutionists such as Darwin envisioned a slow and steady evolution of better adapted creatures. Gould and Eldredge observed that the fossil record doesn't support a belief in steady evolution. Instead, they saw long periods of equilibrium with little activity, separated by short bursts of evolution (hence… Expand
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