[SIGCIS-Members] e for eGovernment
james.sumner at manchester.ac.uk
Tue Mar 6 08:32:12 PST 2012
Great question. As discussed recently on this list, the OED dates
"E-mail" to 1979, and the term became commonplace (among relevant user
groups) some time in the early 80s. The first parallel formation which
the OED notes is "E-Fit" (computer-enabled photofit), which it first
finds in 1988. Then a succession of extensions mostly related to
1990 Database (Weston, Connecticut) Dec. 7/2 Please do not hesitate
to send any e-texts you might find to the Gutenberg listserver address.
1991 Academic & Libr. Computing (Nexis) Nov. 5 Things are still in
an infancy. Almost all e-journals have started only since 1990.
1993 Wired Feb. 112/1 Chaos Control stands out among e-mags because
about 80 percent of its articles are readable, thoughtful criticisms.
1994 Amer. Scientist Oct. 417/1 The archive of e-prints at the
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
1995 Computer Weekly 13 Apr. 41/3 Starting with a modest conversion
rate of 10 books a year in 1991,‥the project hopes that by the year 2001
it will have a library of some 10,000 E-texts.
1997 Chicago Rev. (Electronic ed.) 22 Sept., Given the fluid,
evolving nature of the Internet, many e-publications are inventing new
formats that transcend traditional categories of print publications.
1998 SoftBase (Electronic ed.) 30 May, There are e-journals on the
Web that are as authoritative as print journals.
1999 N.Y. Rev. Bks. 18 Mar. 7/1 An e-dissertation could contain
virtually unlimited appendices and databases.
2000 Personal Computer World Nov. 266/1 Though edocuments are the
future, we still love to pass around little pieces of paper, so printing
will be with us for a while.
Conceptually broader uses are first noted a little later:
1993 Globe & Mail (Toronto) 20 Dec. b9/4 [He] has ambitious plans
to make the telephone an electronic gateway for consumers. ‘We call it
1998 Wired Feb. 145/3 Some exiles have used email to spam the
island's digerati with political diatribes.‥ The only effect these
e-commandoes have is to put the recipients at risk of losing their jobs.
1999 Campaign 2 July 2/1 Wild and wacky stuff like the outpost.com,
Hollywood video and Seattle Sonics is relatively peripheral, rare gems
(if you think Outpost a gem) among the sea of car sector mediocrity and
2000 W. Holden in J. Adams et al. Girls' Night In 197 She hadn't
imagined e-flirting to be the equivalent of grand-master chess.
2000 Sunday Herald (Glasgow) 20 Feb. (Seven Days section) 7/1 As
society fractures into information haves and have-nots those who are not
hotwired for progress will be left helpless, as jobs and success follow
those with good e-credentials.
2001 Vanity Fair Mar. 128 Can e-art triumph where e-furniture failed?
Doesn't get us to the more programmatic social uses, but hope this is of
On 06/03/2012 14:48, Taylor-Smith, Ella wrote:
> I'm new to this list, so please forgive me if this question has been asked before.
> Does anyone know when and where terms like eGovernment, eDemocracy and ePetitions came about?
> Or e-government, e-democracy and e-petitions, as they were 10 years ago.
> I'm particularly interested in the term eParticipation, but it's clear that it derived from eDemocracy etc
> (or it certainly seemed to, in my experience of its appearance)
> Thanks for your help
> Ella Taylor-Smith
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