Comment from Dr. Andrew Odlyzko

Dear Dr. Shaw,

Thank you very much for the invitation to the ICSU Press Oxford Workshop. It is extremely unlikely that I will be able to attend, as I have some other commitments around that time.

You mentioned that you read "an account" of my talk at the Canterbury conference. That lecture was based on material that is in three papers, "The economics of electronic journals," "Silicon dreams and silicon bricks ...," and "The slow evolution of electronic publishing." They are all available on my home page at

and you might find them of interest.

Sincerely yours, Andrew Odlyzko (AT&T).