Archive for March, 2005

Marcel Khalifeh: An artist, his politics and his (annoying) audience

Sunday, March 27th, 2005

The man is truly a pioneer. He and his troupe of musicians, including his two sons, are talented artists and accomplished musicians. No doubt about it: Marcel Khalifeh must be one of the greatest Arab musicians today. I am not into Arabic music at all actually. But I have attended most of Khlifeh’s concerts in [...]

It’s spring time again.. Get connected!

Sunday, March 27th, 2005

TELECOM | Are we witnessing a new blooming of Jordan’s telecommunication market? Ahmad Humeid surveys the scene The hills are green and the birds are singing. It’s Jordan’s beautiful springtime! The warmth of the sun is not only helping the flowers bloom. It’s also breathing new life into Jordan’s telecommunication sector. Whether it’s the effect [...]

Rachid Taha Rocks the Casbah in Amman

Friday, March 18th, 2005

See a video clip here.. Call it rock, call it punk, call it Rai. I call it an amazing clash! Rachid Taha’s concert in Amman yesterday night was amazing. The house (Al Hussein Cultural Center) was chock full. The light went down and the band moved onto the stage. The lute (or is it a [...]

Tales of nudists and nerds: what our IT industry could learn from Silicon Valley

Thursday, March 10th, 2005

Here’s what’s ‘wrong’ with Jordan’s IT scene: there’s not enough weird people in it! Even the young computer science graduates who join our IT companies are not weird enough. In fact most of them are not weird at all. What does weirdness got to do with it? Everything. Take Bill Gates for example, then show [...]

Branding the Cedar Revolution

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

Remarkable images have been coming out of Beirut of the past few weeks. Yesterday the Lebanese opposition parties managed to get another huge turnout. Today, the Hizbollah led pro-Syrian rally was even bigger (between “a few hundred thousand” to a million people were on the street, depending on who you want to be believe). We [...]

Fastlink soft-launches new site, designed by SYNTAX :)

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005

I am happy to break the news here. Fastlink today turned on the switch on a brand new website. for a soft launch. This new site was fully architected and designed by SYNTAX. It is one of the most sophisticated and systematic projects we have ever worked on. The team behind the project (apart from [...]

Jordan Times Weekender to be published Thursdays

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005

The Jordan Times has today announced that, by popular demand, will start publishing the Weekender supplement on Thursday instead of Friday. My articles, which regularly appear on 360east are published in that supplement. The whole idea is that the Weekender is supposed to help people spend a better weekend, so getting it on Thursday should [...]