|Issue No 118||02 November 2001|
Rossy's Geek Heaven
The man with all the codes offers his hot sites for web wannabees.
The most obvious place to look for information about what makes the web work is inside the belly of the beast. The "information superhighway" is at its best when the pitch is made to its most natural constituency... the so-called "computer geeks".
For the beginner: Webmonkey
Tough in the middle: 24 Fun http://www.24fun.com
Geek Central: The Open Source Developers Network http://www.osdn.com
The true geek, up to his or her knees in code there is only one true Mecca, the OSDN. This site offers a gateway to Linux.com < http://www.linux.com > the only o/s of choice for the true aficionado, as well as Freshmeat < http://freshmeat.net > a script depository for the hardcore coder. Last but not least, OSDN is also the home of Slashdot < http://slashdot.org > aka as "news for nerds: stuff that matters". Yeah, um right, fellas... you better get back to your Half-Life clan before someone gets fragged...
Interview: Flying High
ACTU Secretary Greg Combet on saving Ansett jobs, defeating Howard and wooing a new generation of unionists.
Corporate: Howard's List of Shame
ACTU President Shaharn Burrow runs through the litany of corporate collapses and down-sizes that have cut a swathe through the Australian community.
Campaign Diary: Week Four: The Battle Lines Drawn
It was a week that saw the leaders launch their campaigns, kiss lots of babies and battle for space with a Holy Jihad.
Industrial: Desperately Seeking Solutions
They might not call it 'industrial relations' in the spin of modern politics, but all the major parties have released plans that will affect the way we work over the next three years.
Economics: Manufacturing Prosperity
Neale Towart looks at the hidden debate of the election campaign - the degree of intervention government should take through Industry Policy.
History: War And Politics
The Conservatives are trying to wage war and win the election. The pundits say itís a tried and true recipe for electoral success. The 1940 federal poll suggests otherwise.
International: Globalising Labour
On the eve of the International Metalworkers Federation Congress general secretary Marcello Malentacchi argues all nations need to retain a manufacturing base.
Review: Security - Who Needs it?
What does it mean to be secure? Should we even need to ask? In his new book, Anthony Burke asks the tough questions.
Satire: Locksmith Promises "Greater Security" If Elected
A Melbourne locksmith has agreed to run for federal parliament, campaigning on the key issue of security.
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