Key Issues in Electronic Commerce and Electronic Publishing

Roger Clarke

Principal, Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, Canberra

Visiting Fellow, Department of Computer Science, Australian National University

Version of 22 November 1998

© Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, 1998

This paper is to be presented at Information Online and On Disc 99, Sydney, 19 - 21 January 1999

This document is at

The series of Information Online and On Disk conferences have long been concerned with electronic publishing. During the 1990s, electronic commerce has emerged as a major theme, and has brought with it new technologies and new perspectives. The conference organisers invited this author to address the 1999 conference from the perspective of electronic commerce.

The paper is a further development of a series of previous articles, and has beenprepared in a form that will enable ongoing revision, and presentation at additional venues. The current version of the paper is at Issues98.html.

Biographical Sketch

Roger Clarke is a consultant in the management of information and information technology. He has spent over 25 years in the I.T. industry, as professional, manager, consultant and academic. He holds degrees in commerce from U.N.S.W. and a doctorate from A.N.U.

His work encompasses corporate strategy, government policy and public advocacy, particularly in relation to:

In 1996 and 1997, he was named by Information Age magazine as one of the 50 most influential people in IT&T in Australia. (In 1998 they reduced the list to 10, and he didn't make the cut).

He has been an active participant in Internet communities throughout the 1990s, through seminars, conference papers, e-lists and several hundred community-service web-pages. These include the original and still the most authoritative set of pages available on the subject of 'Waltzing Matilda'.


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Created: 1 June 1998

Last Amended: 22 November 1998

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