Archive for March, 2004

SYNTAX brands and participates in Immedia:04

Thursday, March 25th, 2004

Over the last few weeks we have be totally busy working with our friend Zeid Nasser at MediaScope to set up immedia:04, Jordan’s first internet and mobile media conference. Our team came up with the name ‘immedia’ and the tagline ‘are you ready for generation immediate?’. The conference was targeted at Jordan’s advertsing agencies and [...]

Is Jordan ready for the truth economy?

Thursday, March 25th, 2004

So you’re in the market for a new digital camera. You open the newspaper and there it is: your dream camera with full technical details except for: THE PRICE! Some Jordanian retailers just can’t help it. They have to hide the price so that you have to call (or better, visit) their sales people (“er, [...]

It’s a wiki wiki world

Thursday, March 18th, 2004

If you’re someone who does a lot of online research, chances are that you already know about Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This project is a phenomenon in its own right. Started in 2001, it already contains over a quarter million entries about every conceivable subject. If you do a Google search on, say, ‘Darwinism’ or [...]

The secret confessions of the owners of cool mobile phones

Thursday, March 11th, 2004

“I stopped using it. I’m giving it away. I’m back using my old mobile phone. I really feel so much better now that stopped using that phone. It feels like I have been freed from the yoke of oppression!” Pretty strong words from my friend, the former user of a ‘smart’, sophisticated, big color-screen mobile [...]

The language of pictograms

Friday, March 5th, 2004

We see them on WC doors, airports, hospitals, convention centers, stadiums and city streets. Pictorams, those graphical symbols that transcend language barriers, have become an important tool for visual communication. The need for pictograms is greater when audiences who do not speak the same language converge. The have become a universal language of sign and [...]

Jordanian Universities: Can you build a supercomputer?

Friday, March 5th, 2004

If someone suggests that a Jordanian university could own one of the world’s fastest supercomputers in the world, he would probably be met with dismissive laughs. Maybe the laughs can be excused when it is pointed out that the price tag for a ‘typical’ super computer can run into the hundreds of millions of dollars. [...]

Want to send me an email? Prove you’re human!

Friday, March 5th, 2004

If you’re one of those lucky people who only get a few emails a day, it would be hard for you to imagine what it means to get hundreds of unwanted emails. Downloading and sifting through this amount of messages, then deleted the spam is a thankless task. At one point, some victims of spam [...]