This exploration of ecash is intended to help illustrate ways in which a
course in Business Writing might begin to think about the Internet. In
particular, it focuses students upon how a particular type of business,
cash brokering, operates on the Internet. In so doing, it illustrates how
the terms (whether ecash, electronic cash, digital cash, etc.) and
interface decisions (virtual banks, electronic check forms, digital credit
cards, etc.) that businesses make determine how they construct their
business, their products, and ultimately their customers. As an example
of a particular pedagogical use of the web, this essay purposefully avoids
traditional print resources, aiming to provide students with a framework
to begin their own investigations into the web.
Every reasonable effort will be made to include links and
ideas suggested by anyone wishing to submit them. Please
send them to Tim Krause.