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Dr D.C.Misra
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Hi,Sarah. Thanks for your comments. Wikipedia, at best a group of self-appointed volunteers, cannot “standardize” a spelling. (Incidentally, its coverage of e-government is quite weak). Dictionaries do but then Merriam-Webster (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/e-government) is silient on e-government (as it is yet to include it in its dictionary). Interestingly though it includes a number of e-words like e-mail, e-commerce, e-book and even e-tail and e-zine. Does it mean that e-government is yet to attain a status (in the eyes of lexicographers) to be included in a dictionary? What a pity!

Dr D.C.Misra