Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on June 15, 2002 06:18 AM
That's correct. In fact, mom and pop can now go to walmart and buy the computer for thier business for ~$450 (w/monitor & printer).
This important. I don't like walmart (or any big chain) for what they do to homoginize local communities. Strength is in diversity. But the only way for the little guy to compete with the big guy is to leverage networks and computers.
We now have what has been a private resource of big business: computers and global networks. It's time to start using them so mom and pop can combine their strengths and do the leveraged buys/sells that these large companies have been able to do for about 15-20 years. This is why they are ahead of us.