Archive for September, 2004

Just Say No — to Microsoft

Thursday, September 30th, 2004

Imagine this as David Blaine’s next trick He stops a person on the street, stares into the stranger’s eyes and says — “Your web browser is . . . Internet Explorer!” Instead of being amazed, you’d probably burst out laughing. After all, with well over 90% of the market share, almost everyone uses Internet Explorer. Were Blaine to attempt such a ‘trick’, he’d be considered an idiot. But the real idiot may be person who’s still using Internet Explorer.


How to win an online campaign

Thursday, September 16th, 2004

A couple of days ago, I got some great news. Raffles Hotel workers in Cambodia who have been involved in a bitter dispute with their employers, had won a huge victory. Their union now recognized, and with the employer committed to an end to illegal union-busting, this was a clear victory.


Instant messaging and the unions

Thursday, September 2nd, 2004

These days, when you want to communicate, you have a real choice. It used to be that you’d either phone or send a letter. Then came fax machines, then email, then text messaging. These days, for those of us who are online, the choice is usually between a phone call, a text message or an email. (Faxes and letters sent by post are in terminal decline.)
But there’s another technology, instant messaging, which should fit in somewhere between text messaging and email. Surprisingly, unions have been making very little use of it.