Archive for October, 2004

Tom Postma and Archis magazine in the heart of old Amman

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

I just came back from a lively architectural evening. Dr. Mohamad Al Asad managed to bring together an excellent Diwan Al Mimar session, marked by thought provoking presentations and a lively discussion. What added to the atmosphere was the setting of tonight’s meeting. The venue was the Salon of Mr. Mamduh Bisharat in downtown Amman [...]

Apple rocks, literally

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

GADGETS | Ahmad Humeid on the art and magic of the iPod’s myth creation If you still think that it’s only a bunch of graphic designers and weirdoes who are in love with Apple, you obviously haven’t met an iPod owner. These people, many of whom are actually PC users are starting the feel the [...]

Foreign airlines invade Jordan’s cyberspace

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

E-COMMERCE | Online travel is booming globally, alas not yet in Jordan. But Ahmad Humeid observes that the global players are starting to knock on our doors By now I am convinced that Jordan’s market is somehow e-commerce resistant. I still challenge people to tell me about ONE thing they bought from a Jordanian E-commerce [...]

Spotted: A private traffic light on a main highway!

Saturday, October 16th, 2004

Anyone who drives from Suweileh toward Al Hussein Medical city at night can see it: a fully privatized traffic light! Yes , you no longer need to be “the municipality” to install a traffic light on a main highway. Now, this is not a joke. A car dealership on the Medical City road has decided [...]

Telecom liberalization: what’s in it for you?

Saturday, October 16th, 2004

TELCOM | Ahmad Humeid present a number of educated guesses about the changes that consumers can expect in the soon-to-be-liberalized telecommunication market By the end of this year, Jordan’s telecom market will be fully liberalized. The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, the organization responsible for overseeing the telecom market in Jordan, has fully committed itself to making [...]