Archive for February, 2006

Blogs, media and the cartoon war

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

MEDIA | Are blogs bringing people closer together or bring us closer to to conflict. Ahmad Humeid investigates. To what extent was last century’s mass media responsible for wars, mass murder and mass subjugating ideologies? Louis Rossetto, the man who in the early 90s founded and published the digital zeitgeist magazine Wired, certainly thinks that [...]

Fashion Blog spam or real comment?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

A few days I got the following comment on one of my ‘cartoon-war’ related posts: In a world full of sectarianism and religious belligerence is Fashion the unlikely saviour? Most people would agree Fashion is colour blind; when a customer buys an item of fashion do they ever question the colour, ethnicity, social background or [...]

Are we tall or what

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

OK. I decided to reveal the secret sauce behind SYNTAX. The Committee of the High Design Priests/Sheikhs can be seen here evaluating designs. And yes, we are that tall. That’s the secret.

“Chained by my identity to a destiny that isn’t mine.. and yet I don’t leave”

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

The Desert Pundit writes: Desert Pundit: Late night rambling “I stand here, a very “westernized” Arab, wondering if I belong here anymore. I wake up to hear about mosques being blown up and reprisal killings, about journalists being executed, about death cultists who wanted to blow an oil facility. In my land everything changes but [...]

Amman’s Apple ‘Store’.. or shall I say ‘center’ will open Sunday

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

So here it is! The long rumored Amman Apple store. Well, actually it is really an Apple Center. Real Apple Stores (those run directly by Apple) only exist, at the time of this writing, in the US, Canada, Japan and the UK. But what the heck. This is great. I literally stumbeld upon the new [...]

Dumb US Senators and dumber bloggers

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

If you have been following business news lately you surely have heard about Dubai-based Dubai Ports taking over global port giant P&O. Pretty impressive stuff for Dubai. The US Congress is not happy about the deal and some senators are trying to stir up a scare about an Arab company ‘running’ some US ports. Guess [...]

Pro Palestine ‘Paradise Now’ Petition

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

Received this from a friend: Anti-Palestine pressure to remove film ‘Paradise Now’ from Oscar bid AND to remove reference to the film being from ‘Palestine’! Please read articles below and sign the COUNTER petition to support the nomination and to name Palestine as the country! http://www.petitiononline.com/para222/petition.html More than 11,000 people have signed a petition for [...]