Archive for September, 2004

Amman’s new bus stop signs: are they any good?

Thursday, September 23rd, 2004

They’ve started popping up in several places. They are light blue and have a slightly curved face and back. They are the latest item of street furniture to (supposedly) adorn Amman’s streets: Bus stop signs. Most of us who drive have probably noticed the new bus stop signs from our speeding cars, from where they [...]

Turn down the altruism, get down to work

Thursday, September 23rd, 2004

BUSINESS | Our IT entrepreneurs should be busy innovating, not talking big, Ahmad Humeid observes If you are someone who follows Jordan’s technology sector, you surely would have noticed the highlighting of the public-private partnership that many initiatives in the country are built upon. What this means is that our private sector and the government [...]

Jordan ICT Forum in QuickTime VR

Thursday, September 23rd, 2004

For those of you who weren’t there, here’s a QuickTime VR spin in the conference’s main hall. Here you can see the stage backdrop, the 3×6 meter side banners and sponsor columns we designed. Oh by the way, lighting and audio for the show was handled by AV magician Marwan Abu Jaber and his super [...]

SYNTAX brands the Jordan ICT Forum 2004

Thursday, September 16th, 2004

What an amzing few weeks these have been. Yesterday the 2-day Jordan ICT Forum 2004 closed. We (SYNTAX) had been chosen to brand Jordan’s biggest tech conference for a second time in a row. What a job! Banners, stage, binders, menus, invitations, ads, t-shirts, bags, signage, animation. The whole range of design services we offer. [...]

Direct electronic democracy and wireless freedom at the Jordan ICT Forum 2004!

Thursday, September 16th, 2004

This year’s ICT Forum, to be held at the King Hussein Convention center on the 14th and 15th of September, will witness the introduction of cool conference technologies, to be used for the first time in a Jordanian conference. Through the support of global, regional and local enterprises, the Forum’s participants will enjoy wireless internet [...]

Jordanian e-commerce blues

Thursday, September 16th, 2004

E-COMMERCE | Without the ability to charge credit cards online, it is hard for Jordanian retailer to set up shop on the web, Ahmad Humeid reports When this whole ‘internet thing’ started in Jordan In the mid 90′s, I was involved with a pioneering project to develop one of the first Arab web portals. The [...]