Archive for July, 2004

Your digital magazine has arrived!

Thursday, July 22nd, 2004

MEDIA | You can’t take them with you to the bathroom, but they arrive before they hit the newsstands. Ahmad Humeid reads on Many magazine readers in Jordan will tell you that this ‘hobby’ of theirs can be an expensive and frustrating one. This thought takes me back to the late 80′s, when my friend [...]

Retro design: the future isn’t what it used to be

Thursday, July 15th, 2004

In his hilariously clever science fiction series of novels, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, the late author Douglas Adams invented a universe where time travel is as common as taking a bus. With all this inter-time traveling, history was being ‘polluted’ by the future! In his novels, Douglas even invented an activism initiative called [...]

Jerash offline

Thursday, July 15th, 2004

WEB | Interested in last year’s news? No? Neither is Ahmad Humeid White cloth banners have been hung on intersections and bridges in Amman announcing this year’s Jerash Festival. At the time of writing this article, less than a weeks separates us from this major culture and arts event, which, over the past two decades [...]

Talk is cheap, but not on the phone!

Wednesday, July 7th, 2004

TELECOM | “Call me from your end.. It’s cheaper,” Ahmad Humeid tells his friends abroad. By now, everyone who has family or business partners in Europe or North America has learned the tricks to avoid Jordan’s high telecommunication costs. Why should anyone spend JD 0.41 (during peak time) or JD 0.287 (off-peak time) to call [...]

Food for the mind and senses

Friday, July 2nd, 2004

RETAIL | Ahmad Humeid visit’s Amman’s first proper media store Burgers, clothes and cinnamon rolls. This pretty much sums up Amman’s shopping malls. Add to that hundreds of over eager teenagers at the gates and you end up with a predictable mall experience that makes you want to escape to old Jabal Amman for a [...]