31 October 2016
My online life so-to-speak, began about 1979 when I purchased my first computer, a Commodore 64 and discovered Bulletin Boards and Email and above all, Compuserve, the first commercial, online ‘community’.
Later, around 1984, I bought a Macintosh computer, initially for its graphics capabilities but questions were beginning to pile up concerning the impact of computers on capitalism so I launched New York Online (NYOL), a dial-up Bulletin Board System, or BBS that ran, first on an Apple ][ and then on my first Mac. NYOL broke new ground in networking out independent news to the planet (in 1984 only the big corporates had access to leased lines). NYOL lasted until 1992 when I relocated to South Africa due to my work with liberation movements in Southern Africa.
Here’s a link to an archive by month of almost every article on the (really) old, pre-Wordpress site from September 2004 to February 2010. There has to be something like 25,000 pages in total plus thousands of links by subject including extensive archives of Information Clearing House (almost from Day 1), VTJP Palestine Newslinks, Military Resistance, URUK Net, CounterCurrents, IPS and so forth. In addition there are currently over 17,000 articles on the WordPress site). And of course, the original site, InI is still available and is still being updated.
You can also find my own work published on a number of other sites including Global Research, Dandelion Salad, Strategic Culture Foundation, ColdType, Black Agenda Report, Dissident Voice, 4th Media and a bunch of other sites across the world, as well as being translated into an unknown number of languages but which include at the last count, Portugese, Spanish, Arabic, Serbian, German…
William Bowles, Writer, Editor and Publisher
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