Archive for February, 2004

Rayan Abdullah in Amman

Tuesday, February 24th, 2004

This is the poster we’re releasing tomorrow for the public lecture of Prof. Rayan Abdullah. More details in this post . Download the poster for this event in PDF.

About 360east

Saturday, February 21st, 2004

360east is a design, media and technology published by Ahmad Humeid since 2004. Ahmad is one of Jordan’s most recognized bloggers, besides being a commentator on technology and media for local and regional publications and media outlets such as the BBC, Aljazeera, The National, Venture Magazine and others. Ahmad has spoken at a number of [...]

Orignally published in the Jordan Times

Saturday, February 21st, 2004

Many of the posts on this blog ares simply my way of archiving my weekly article in Jordan Times. I write 2 weekly columns for the paper: one on technology and the other on design. THese are articles wrtitten for the general interest readers, not specialists. That’s why you’ll find some “explanations” for some basic [...]

SYNTAX invites Prof. Rayan Abdullah to Jordan

Saturday, February 21st, 2004

It is my pleasure to inform you that our company, SYNTAX, is planning to invite Professor Rayan Abdullah, the well known corporate design/corporate identity designer from Germany, to give a number of lectures and presentations in Jordan on graphic design, corporate identity, Arabic typography, signage and other exciting subjects, in the period between 25 February [...]

Jordan’s Linux User Group: a techno-social phenomena

Saturday, February 21st, 2004

A small technology revolution is underway in Jordan. Let me correct that: it’s not just a technology revolution, but a social one as well. And in the middle of all of it is Linux, the open source operating system. In a country where you sometimes can’t get 2 people to agree on a social or [...]

A wall in our time

Thursday, February 12th, 2004

Images of brave German citizens smashing the Berlin Wall in 1989 are being replaced in our minds by a the images of Israel’s separation wall in the West Bank. Like every other event, the wall’s construction is experienced by most of us on the TV screen and in the press. But the daily reality of [...]

Become your own technical support person

Wednesday, February 11th, 2004

Let’s face it: most of us are semi illiterate when it comes to computers. While many people have computer skills, say in using Word or Excel, most wouldn’t know how to install a security update, or upgrade a printer driver or add a font. It was once thought that computer literacy is just another generational [...]