Being Interactive: An Evolutionary Look at E-Commerce

@article{Singh2001BeingIA,
  title={Being Interactive: An Evolutionary Look at E-Commerce},
  author={Munindar P. Singh},
  journal={IEEE Internet Comput.},
  year={2001},
  volume={5},
  pages={6-7}
}
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