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By 2004, the number of U.S. households with Net usage will hit 90 million, which is nearly double today's total, says Strategis Group, a Washington, DC, market research firm.

Is this the post-PC era? IDC says so. It projects sales of "information appliances"-smart phones, e-mail terminals and the like-will hit 89 million units in 2004, up from 11 million in 1999.

Business-to-business commerce will hit a staggering $7.29 trillion by 2004, predicts research firm GartnerGroup. That's up from $145 billion in '99.

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