Seal Culture Still Remains in Electronic Commerce

Liu, Vicky (2005) Seal Culture Still Remains in Electronic Commerce. M/C: a journal of media and culture, 8(2).


Seals have a long history accompanying the civilisation of mankind. In particular, certain business documents and government communities within seal-culture societies still require the imprints of the participating entities. Inevitably, the use of modern technologies will replace traditional seals and handwritten signatures. Many involved in implementing electronic government services and electronic commerce care little about the absence of imprints and/or signatures; however, there is concern that the population may experience difficulty in adapting to a new electronic commerce system where traditional practices have become obsolete.

17The purpose of the visualised digital signature scheme is to explore enhancements to existing digital signature schemes through the integration of culturally relevant features. This article highlights the experience of the use and development of Chinese seals, particularly in visualised seals used in a recognition process. Importantly, seals in their various forms have played a major role in information systems for thousands of years. In the advent of the electronic commerce, seal cultures still remain in the digital signing environment.

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ID Code: 2613
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 1441-2616
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DATA FORMAT (080400) > Data Format not elsewhere classified (080499)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 QUT Creative Industries/Media and Culture
Deposited On: 18 Nov 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:13

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