E-Commerce and What Can Be Read between the Lines

Any Web site, whether a private home page or an e-commerce platform, follows certain plans and motivations that are related to the idea of the whole. Media companies therefore use their Web site to bring the latest news to the public; computer systems companies intend to sell computers and accessories; hobby Web sites try to entertain people with animations, interactive jokes, or games; and publishers of serious content provide concise facts about specific topics. So, information on the Web always serves certain functions and ambitions. For this shall be the context of my concerns, I will make a few remarks on e-commerce in this and the following postings.

2007-06-23 19:37 | ,

Remarks on Terminology -or- The Primordial Ooze

To be as precise as possible during the following discussions, I will introduce some of the very basic concepts from computer science and ‘Web jargon’. Occasionally, certain expressions are used inappropriately among Internet users but in literature as well, which may cause confusion and misunderstanding. For a profound discussion of my topic, as it is strongly related to Internet issues, defining particular concepts will be necessary, as there are so many different notions at which even experts on their fields often stumble1. For that purpose, I have picked out definitions from some of the most accessed online glossaries of computer and Internet items. Web professionals may forgive me for coming up with Adam and Eve again, but I often recognise wrong usage and spelling which should better be clarified right from the beginning.

2007-06-18 22:12 |

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