Jean C. Monty, President and Chief Executive Officer of Northern Telecom Limited gives an interesting definition of ``infostructure'' in the recent issue of Telesis, A World of Networks.

``Infostructure is a nation's total capabilities to create, capture, store, process, transmit, and receive all forms of information. Infostructure is at the heart of a nation's telecompetiveness, defining its ability to carry on electronic commerce.'' -- Jean C. Monty, Telesis, Issue 100, 1995