The Stamp News Australasia – Market Matters article by Glen Stevens The Internet has changed Philately – Forever! presents an interesting view from the dealer’s perspective.
Many readers do not realise this, but it is a fact the internet has changed forever, much about this hobby. The most obvious is that due to the vast amounts of email communication, both private and business almost no-one needs to send basic mail pieces these days, compared with even a decade back. Many forget easily, but back in 1999 very few collectors reading this magazine had an email account. Even many of the VERY largest dealers did not have websites, and most did not own their own domain names.