January 2001
Volume 53    Issue 1

E-commerce: The mining journey begins

Mining Engineering , 2001, Vol. 53, No. 1, pp. 0-5
Gibbs, Betty L.

What does e-commerce mean? It means that I can log on to the Internet and buy things — airline tickets, office supplies, software, computers, cars, soap, household items and just about anything else. I can also try to sell products and services either through a Web page or one of the many online auctions. This process is called business-to-consumer and is becoming familiar to many people.

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