Archive for January, 2005

VOTE: Best Arab Blogs Awards

Friday, January 28th, 2005

OK.. So I got invited by somone to submit 360east to the Best Arab Blogs Awards. So I did First of all, let me say that this award is a cool idea if only because it promotes blogging in the Arab world. If you’re interested in the Arab blogging unoverse, go have a look. If [...]

Friday, January 28th, 2005

COMMUNICATION | Ahmad Humeid discovers the pleasure of cheap internet telephony. But that’s not the end of the story A few months ago I discovered Skype and it changed my life, for a while. Here was an internet telephone solution that actually worked. I downloaded the Skype software (available for Window, Macintosh, Linux and Pocket [...]

Five Jordanian tech wishes for 2005

Thursday, January 20th, 2005

The year 2004 brought with it a number of significant developments in Jordan’s information and communication technology scene. We finally got a decent reduction in fast ADSL internet access. Then there was the Jordan ICT Forum. The ICT sector continued to grow, with a new generation of companies joining the party. So what can we [...]

The $499 Macintosh: a dream of a quarter century comes true!

Thursday, January 13th, 2005

COMPUTERS | History came full circle this week: Ahmad Humeid discovers that Apple’s new Mac mini and an old story from 1979 have a lot in common As Apple chief Steve Jobs took the stage at San Francisco’s Moscone Center on January 11, 2005 to deliver this year’s Macworld Expo keynote presentation, the Macintosh faithful [...]

Will Commodore be back?

Wednesday, January 5th, 2005

Now here’s a piece of news for you old computer geezers out there. A company with the strange name of Yeahronimo (an online entertainment company) has just announced that it has acquired the Commodore brand name for almost US$ 32 Million. It seems they want to ‘do something with it’. Wow, Commodore! Sure brings back [...]

The crowd is the event: Amman’s youth celebrating new year on Abdoun circle

Saturday, January 1st, 2005

11:45 pm, 31 December 2004: It was an amazing scene. A few thousand young men (almost no women in sight!) gathered on Amman’s Abdoun roundabout (or ‘Circle’ as we call it), chanting, shouting, clapping.. While Amman’s well-to-do where celebrating the arrival of 2005 in upscale bars, restaurants and clubs in the Abdoun circle area, these [...]