Archive for October, 2008

Genpets fiasco: thank you Emad Hajjaj!

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

After the half-hearted retraction of the Genpets story from last week in Al-Ghad, which stopped short of a clear apology, we now have renowned Jordanian cartoonist Emad Hajjaj step in. In Al-Ghad this morning I was delighted to see a cartoon (or rather an article actually) by Hajjaj, which fully explains the story and exposes [...]

New Mac vs PC ads: just don’t say the “V” word

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Microsoft is spending US$ 300 Million on a campaign to fix Vista’s image and counter attacks Apple’s long standing and very successful Mac vs PC TVC series. They started with ads featuring Bill Gates with Jerry Seinfeld. Then the stopped that and came up with a pretty cool “I am a PC” campaign. Now Apple [...]

Al-Ghad retracts Genpet story, but still misses the point

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

The first thing I did this morning was to check my copy of AL-Ghad which was awaiting me on the breakfast table. I was happy to see that Al-Ghad published a retraction (or “sort of” a retraction) of their Genpets story from last week. The journalist who wrote the original story published a column on [...]

Jordan’s government, religious authorities and media fall for the Genpets HOAX!!

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

If you want to believe the “Life” front page Al Ghad article today, then you would believe that: 1. A company in Canada has created a “real living toy/doll”, called Genepet, from human and animal genes, that is and ACTUAL LIVING BEING that eats, feels, breathes and bleeds when hurt and eventually dies in 1 [...]

New MacBook documentary: design and manufacturing fanaticism at its best

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Talk about design inspiration and a dedication to craft. Jony Ive, Apple’s design guru, deliver the message with passion. I highly recommend you follow this link to the mini documentary that Apple have released today. It focuses on the amazing new manufacturing method Apple is using for the new MacBooks and MacBook Pro’s. Jonathan Ive [...]

Check out the launch of the new Apple MacBooks at 8:00 pm Amman time

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Hello all you Apple fanboys and fangirls. Tonight at 8:00 pm Amman time Apple will reveal the new MacBooks and MacBook pros and maybe another few surprises. The image above is a leaked image of the new MacBook pro. It has been making the rounds on the web last night. Many leaks of the new [...]

Paul Krugman wins economics Nobel Prize (and proves he can be funny too!)

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Paul Krugman, the Princeton professor and famous New York Times columnist has just won the Nobel Prize for Economics for his work on trade theories. He is a fierce critic of the Bush administration on economic policies and the Iraq war. What’s interesting about Krugman is that despite his respected academic work, he manages to [...]