Archive for January, 2011

iOS vs Android: does “open” really always win?

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Google’s Android seems unstoppable. The Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas over the past few days, has seen the launch and announcement of an huge number of gadgets running Android, including so-called iPad killers like the Motorola XOOM, which be running Android’s next big version, Honeycomb. Google is switching on 300,000 new Android devices [...]

Can 1 million Jordanians stand up for dignity, solidarity and societal peace?

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

I am no politician and neither do I have an ambition to become one. But I am becoming, despite my optimistic nature, a politically worried Jordanian citizen. Almost everyday there is news in Jordan about this tribe bashing that tribe, about fights between students in universities, about security forces having to intervene in this city [...]

Why think of a graduation project when you can buy one?

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

This is a real ad and a real page from Facebook, blatantly advertising “graduation project” ideas in the fields of electronics and communications engineering. It’s apparently a business in Irbid, which makes sense given its close the the Jordan University of Science and Technology. “We spare you the effort of your graduation project,” says the [...]