Archive for September, 2003

Behind the times: IFWEA’s website, once a pioneer, now lags

Tuesday, September 30th, 2003

I’ll be speaking on Friday at the congress of the International Federation of Workers Education Associations (IFWEA) — which was the first international labour institution to have a website, back in 1994. Unfortunately, the website doesn’t seem to have kept up with the times. The IFWEA website is still highlighting on its front page a section on its last conference, back in 2000 — but there’s nothing about this week’s event.

Mozilla Thunderbird – free, open source email client

Monday, September 22nd, 2003

I’ve downloaded and begun using Mozilla Thunderbird today. Continue reading to find out what I think of it . . .


Four new ways to contact me

Monday, September 15th, 2003

Using Trillian Pro 2.0, an instant messaging (IM) client that allows me to connect to all the major networks, I am now once again online and can be reached on any of the following networks:
ICQ : 49624912
AIM: labourstart1
Yahoo: labourstart
Please feel free to add yourself to my contact list.

Looking for a union job – online

Friday, September 12th, 2003

Back during the boom, people were thinking that the Internet would be good for everything. You could sell books on it, that was obvious. But you could also sell pet food, and groceries, and fashionable clothing. And soon all the travel agencies and banks would be closing their branches because everyone would be buying their airline tickets online and doing their banking online. And no one was going to buy newspapers anymore because everyone was going to read their news online. And so forth and so on, breathlessly.