Archive for August, 2007

Apple and VW planning an iCar?

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Huh? AppleInsider | Report claims Apple talking with Volkswagen over ‘iCar’: Readers may want to take this one with a bag of rock salt, but German magazine Capital is reporting that Apple and automaker Volkswagen have engaged in early discussions over a concept car dubbed “iCar.” The report — available via Google translation — claims [...]

Steve jobs: on life, death, love and loss

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

This time he was not rallying the Apple faithful and selling the world the latest revolutionary gadget. In this speech to Standford students in 2005, Steve Jobs told three stories from his life. From how he was adopted, to his dropping out of college, to starting Apple and then getting fired from it to his [...]

Jehane Noujaim: bring people together through the power of the image

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

I was delighted to find this video of Jehane Noujaim’s talk at the TED conference last year. Jehane is a filmmaker of both Arab and American origins (in the talk she puts this more eloquently than this: “I am the Middle East crisis in one person”). She is well known for her documentaries like Control [...]

Why is the net so slow today?

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

For the past few hours (it now 1:45 am) net access has been extremely bad. Some sites wouldn’t even come up. This is horrible. Anyone else experiencing this?

I am a big ad agency and I can give you the finger..

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

I am more glad than ever to have decided, 13 years ago, NOT to be part of Jordan’s advertising industry. At the time I got sick of designing an ad for “Hubbly Bubbly and Barbecue at the Marriott” and thought to myself: “how long will I be doing this stuff”. I quit the high profile [...]

Jordanian Facebook group to discuss Amman’s urban development

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Facebook has obviously become a part of Jordanian’s daily lives. I haven’t blogged about the Jordanian Facebook phenomena yet but I can tell you that the age range of people I know on Facebook range between 12 and 60. Anyway, I recently got a comment on 360east from reader Ahmad Al-Sholi, who wants people to [...]

YouTube is down

Monday, August 27th, 2007

It seems YouTube is down. This is happening Monday 3:57 Amman time (12:57 GMT)..