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Internet Reality Check

5:30pm Friday, 30 October 1998

Bar & Board Room, National Press Club, Canberra

Topic: Information Industry - Net Benefit for Australia?

Special Guests: Speakers at the 1998 Information Industry Outlook Conference

Dr Ric Jentzsch Dr Ric Jentzsch, University of Canberra, on Getting the Balance Right Tom Worthington Tom Worthington, Conference Chair, on High Technology Industry Success in Australia.

With the convergence of digital technologies, combining computers, telecommunications, publishing, TV and radio, the "information industries" are emerging to dominate the world economy. How has electronic commerce affected the Australian economy? What of the future? What steps should Australian companies and government take to position Australian for an information economy future? What newly emerging technologies will become important?

The Australian Computer Society - Canberra Branch, in cooperation with the Department of Industry, Science and Tourism, is hosting the 1998 Information Industry Outlook Conference, Saturday 7 November 1998 in Canberra to address the issues.

Join some of the conference speakers for a preview of the issues.

IRCs are free (but you have to buy your own drinks and one for the special guest) and open to anyone interested: just turn up. Internet Reality Check (not to be confused with Internet Relay Chat) is designed so that members of the 'net community can meet and exchange the small amount of very important information which is not suitable for digital transmission. ;-)

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By Tom Worthington, Immediate Past President, Australian Computer Society.
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