Archive for February, 2007

Karawan: Take a train, from Berlin to Tehran and blog, vlog and podcast

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

What happens when you put a Swiss/Italian social activist and German/Jordanian political scientist/journalist on a train from Berlin to Tehran, have them carry a video camera, microphone and laptops and have them blog/vlog/podcast like there’s no tomorrow. Sounds like a radical media experiment that I would be interested in. That’s why 360east and my company [...]

Frayed Ends: Amazing animation short, made in Jordan

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Every now and then, someone in Jordan comes out with a creative breakthrough that takes us all by surprise. Frayed Ends is such a moment. It’s a five minute animated short movie (I would rate it R by the way) that represents a voyeuristic view into the life of an extremely depressed young man. Frayed [...]

Hello: Apple’s iPhone Oscar night commercial

Monday, February 26th, 2007

A very appropriate and effective TV commercial for the iPhone. This was screened during yesterday’s Oscar night. You can see it in a higher resolution on Apple’s homepage too.

So, do you consider yourself rich or poor? Get an immediate answer!

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

A while back we had a lively discussion about the ‘death of the Jordanian middle class’ (here and here). A lot was said about the definition of rich, poor and ‘middle class’.. So now, there is a a site called the Global Rich List, which can be used by everyone to see how rich, or [...]

Think (very) Small: Tiny houses

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

If you like things small, then read this New York Times story. And check out the audio slideshow that comes with it. [via: Signal vs. Noise]

Apple and Cisco end iPhone legal squabble..

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Although the terms of settlement were not disclosed, it seems that both companies did not want to turn this into a legal battle. Maybe Cisco got some money out of Apple. I am sure Apple’s iPhone will be THE iPhone and everyone will forget about the Cisco iPhone (or any other previous software products called [...]

Free Kareem: A dark day for Arab freedom of speech

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Did you know that Egypt has solved all its economic, social and political problems? I mean we all know that there is no poverty, no corruption. All the cities are green and all people are healthy. There is only one problem: those damn bloggers! Don’t be fooled by the young age of these dangerous bloggers. [...]