Archive for June, 2004

Music to your mood, dad!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2004

MEDIA | Move over Britney, the oldies are back. Ahmad Humeid listens in on the newest Jordanian radio offering. If you’ve been wondering what those billboards showing the portraits of a bunch of old pop stars are for, just turn your radio dial to 92 FM and you’ll know the answer. I asked myself the [...]

Instant messaging: not just for teen talk

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2004

INTERNET | Online chatting has a bad reputation. If your not using it in the work environment because of that you might be losing out on a great communication tool, Ahmad Humeid writes Ask any teenager who uses the internet about their favourite online activities and the word ‘chatting’ will be on the top of [...]

Designing a bridge from Germany to Arabia

Thursday, June 17th, 2004

I’m back from a week long germany trip which took me to Weimar and Berlin. In Weimar I was invited by Prof. Alexander Branczyk (ex Meta-Designer and Founder of Xplicit and the type foundry F2F) to hold a 2 day workshop on cross cultural design with the students of the Bauhaus University. After bombarding the [...]

Computer graduate looking for “jop”

Thursday, June 17th, 2004

SKILLS | Ahmad Humeid writes about the thankless task of reviewing the résumés of Jordan’s job applicants My duties at the office include reviewing the applications of people looking for jobs at our company. Many of these applications come from young computer science and information technology graduates. Almost all these applicants send us their CV’s [...]

Weimar: the original home of the Bauhaus

Wednesday, June 16th, 2004

Weimar: the spiritual centre of the German renaissance and home of Goethe. The statue of him standing with Schiller, that other German icon of poetry and literature, adorns the Theatreplatz, flanked by the city’s theatre, itself a building loaded with historical meaning. It was there where the age of the Kaisers came to an end [...]

Unwire your music, your printer and your life

Thursday, June 10th, 2004

Before all you Windows users think that this is yet another ‘Macintosh thing’ and skip this article, please read on. This concerns you too Mr and Mrs Widows User! Yes it is a new Apple gadget but, no, it’s not just for Macs. It’s for Widonws PC’s too. The ‘thing’ we’re talking about is called [...]