Archive for the 'Publishing and media' Category


Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

From the introduction to Rem Koolhaas’/Harvard Design School’s Project on the City (Volume 2, Guide to Shopping):

“Shopping is arguably the last remaining form of public activity. Through a battery of increasingly predatory forms, shopping has infiltrated–even replaced–almost every aspect of urban life. Town centers, suburbs, streets, and now airports, train stations, museums, hospitals, schools, the […]

Ahmad Font makes a cool ad appearance in the Gulf

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

During my recent trips to Kuwait and Dubai I noticed that a prominent outdoor campaign for a financial/stock trading web site ( adopted my font ‘Ahmad’ for it’s headlines. The implementation in Dubai was particularly interesting: A super-sized mouse was physically stuck to the mupi unit (complete with mouse cord wrapped around the […]

Does your mother-in-law read your blog?

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

I am proud to say: mine does. I am fortunate enough to have both my mother and my mother-in-law online. My mother catches me on MSN but my mother-in-law is an avid reader of 360east (hello there!!). A recent email I received from her was particularly encouraging. She feels that I write the blog just […]

Play 99.6 April Fooled us!

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

That was one amazing April’s fools joke! Ammar really DID hear the promo. But the ‘nice bod’ man will not be making an appearance as a host of the Fine morning show! Although he did appear on air today saying ‘April’s Fools’. Yes indeed that was the man himself.

I am shock! I am strange! I am really strange!

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

Just read this on Ammar’s blog:

Hassan Ahmad has his own show! - Ammar Ibrahim’s blog:
This is NOT April’s fool, on my way to the office I was listenin’ to Play. And I swear I heard some weird promo, it goes like this( well sort of ):”And now, the voice that rocked Jordan, Oooh it’s […]

The amazing Arab female blogger power!

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

The votes for the best bloggers on toot have been tallied for March 2006. I can’t say that we have been overwhelmed with votes. After we changed the voting system to become more strict (requiring email confirms), voting activity really took a nosedive in March. Instead of hundreds of votes we got only 22 for […]

Al Jazeera International makes Fast Company’s front cover

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

Fast Company magazine (one of my favorite mags out there) is running an AMAZING cover story (subscription required) about Al Jazeera International, the global English language news channel which is to be launched soon. Although the story focuses on Josh Rushing, the US Marine spokesman who quit his job to become AJI’s washington anchor, it […]