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"'Money makes the world go around' is a well-known adage, and a similar aphorism could be made about the Internet. Indeed, in the last ten years, a mammoth industry has grown out of and because of the Internet. These days it's quite common to conduct a considerable part of one's personal business online, using the Web to manage utilities, bank and securities accounts, and to purchase everything from cruises to cars to compact discs and even candy.

"Yes, even in the Internet age, money still makes the world go around--except now the money exchanges hands via cashless transactions performed through a series of web forms and automated interactions between banks and credit card companies..."

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