Community bankers generally accept the idea that there will be Internet activity in their future. The question is just when, and what will it involve.

As last week's column stressed, some, like myself, feel there is no hurry. Some even go so far as to hold that the Internet will eventually be no more than an electronic way to provide the information now provided by newspaper, TV and radio ads, telephone calls and the U.S. mail ("Snail Mail," Internet aficionados call it).

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