The future is waiting on a different platform

Will we see a common e-trading structure for the industry in2003?

SF: I think we have to define what we mean; I don't think we'll ever seetotal e-commerce across the industry.

JM: We are going to have to start establishing standards. I don't think weare driving towards a single system - there'll be a variety of them.

The question is, how will they interact?

It's a bit of a chicken-and-egg situation with any proposals such as this;people tend to be reluctant to buy into a concept. Somebody needs