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Network Unavailable: One.Tel collapses under the weight of its directors’ greed

Winter/Spring 2001

Like many Australians, I have a mobile phone. It’s a great organising tool. I was connected to One.Tel through a corporate deal brokered by my union. Capitalism is such a marvelously efficient system — not! One.Tel, whose directors include Jamie Packer and Lachlan Murdoch, was probably insolvent by December 2000, and currently owes around $1… Read more »

No Net Profit: Resisting corporate domination of the World Wide Web

Winter/Spring 1999

Over the last fifteen years, computer technology has mushroomed. The Internet doubles its traffic every eighteen months. Previously, the Pentagon-dominated network was the province of those who had the time and inclination to wrestle with cumbersome computer network programs. With the advent of easy-to-use “browsers,” the Internet has become an extremely useful mass research and… Read more »