THE INFORMATION GRID

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Business executives who view the Internet as a separate channel are missing the point.will touch every sector of business and society.In fact, he views the Internet and its cousins -- intranets, proprietary networks, etc. -- as the latest grid of history."There have been a series of grids deployed in our country, and each grid changed everything it touched," Walker said. He cited

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Business executives who view the Internet as a separate channel are missing the point.

will touch every sector of business and society.

In fact, he views the Internet and its cousins -- intranets, proprietary networks, etc. -- as the latest grid of history.

"There have been a series of grids deployed in our country, and each grid changed everything it touched," Walker said. He cited as an example the energy grid. "We don't talk about electricity as

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