Archive for October, 2005

Amman’s urban development and.. a touch of ideology!

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

Amman is gradually becoming a real city. It is becoming ‘old enough’ to be ‘real’. There is an effect of accumulation of history, buildings, people, memories and relationships that is making the whole urban experience of Amman more interesting and deep. I will not attempt to elaborate more on this, but I think you get [...]

The Jordan Times turns 30..

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

The Jordan Times turned 30 Wednesday. A special supplement was published on the occasion. It opens with a letter to the editor by HM King Abdullah II. I quote a paragraph here.. “We open The Jordan Times and are confident of finding the best in breaking news, feature articles, and important commentary. We’ve appreciated your [...]

You have the attention of Bill Gates: what do you tell him?

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

Bill Gates in the early 80′s UPDATE I just came back from the Bill Gates iftar. The whole government and ICT sector was there. Gates gave a short speech praising Jordan’s technology adoption and its commitment to education and training. Notably, he urged Jordanians to build their own intellectual capital. There was no major announcement [...]

Folksonomy: classify the world the way you want

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

THE WEB | Ahmad Humeid explores the emergent ‘tagging’ phenomena You’re looking at a picture of a black and white football laying on the grass. If I ask you to describe the picture with a few words you might say ‘sport’, ‘ball’ and ‘black and white’. If I ask another person other words might pop [...]

Why Apple needs to acquire Flock

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

Flock is a new browser. “What? Another browser?” I hear you shout. But wait, as the name suggests this is a ‘social’ browser. Which means that it tries to incorporate a number of social software trends that have emerged over the past years, such as blogging, photsharing, collaborative bookmarking, etc. I downloaded the developer preview [...]

Hajjaj at his worst: an obsession with ‘foreign humiliation’

Friday, October 21st, 2005

Winter arrives

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

Winter arrives Originally uploaded by humeid. First real rain in Amman this season. Wednesday, Oct 19, 2005.