Survey: Do You Shop Online?
Once upon a time, internet shopping, "clicks, not bricks" was going to change the world; It didn't quite happen as planned. Yet quietly and steadily, more and more stuff became available as the "long tail" effect kicked in.
Warren notes that some studies indicate that internet shopping saves 75% of the energy, 25 to 35% of the inventory and 12.5% of the infrastructure.
Of course, we have seen what happened to the record store infrastructure after the dematerialization of music where one never even owns a physical product.