Archive for the 'Publishing and media' Category

Dubai to get a ‘book shaped’ public library

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Dubai is clearly trying to inject some ‘culture’ into its mix of business, shopping and leisure. Good! But of course, this being a Dubai project, it needs to have some ‘gimmick’ aspect to it. The building will be shaped like an open book. Hmmm.


Dubai Municipality to construct new premises for Dubai Central Library in […]

Technologies competing for your driving time

Friday, February 10th, 2006

TRENDS | You can’t escape, even if you’re driving the fastest car, Ahmad Humeid reports

After I became an avid listener to podcasts (audio content that you download to your digital music player) I realized that there is conspiracy being woven behind my back. In some dark room, in some non-descript corporate building a number […]

Save Jordan’s Trees!

Monday, February 6th, 2006

How do you know internet activism is taking root in Jordan? When the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature puts up a web site asking people to sign a petion against the amendment of the Agricultural Law. The amendment would allow the government to sell public forests to investors. Dangerous stuff.

Brough to my attention […]

Decision time for global muslim culture: end the cycle of hate or feed it?

Monday, February 6th, 2006

Burning embassies! Trampling on the flags of Denmark and Norway! Death threats to Europeans! Glorifying 9/11! Men and women with crazy, violent expressions on their faces and Qurans in their hands! These are the images that have stuck with global audiences over the last tow days.

When, a few days ago, hateful anti Denmark […]

Jyllands-Posten new apology - in Arabic and English

Sunday, February 5th, 2006

I just read Jyllands-Posten’s new apology for the cartoons here. You can read the English version here.

A thoughtful message from Denmark

Sunday, February 5th, 2006

This message below was submitted as a comment on my earlier suggestions about the Danish cartoons. It explains how the events unfolded on the Danish side and reports on positive measures to ensure more cultural understanding. So I thought this comment deserves to be highlighted in a post on its own.


From: Nicolai Steinø, Denmark

After having […]

‘Smash Hits’ magazine folds, lives on as website

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

A 360east reader brought this to my attention today. Smash Hits magazine has succumbed to competition from the web and is ceasing publication this month.

Alongside Sinclair User Crash, Zzapp, Computer and Video Games and others Smash Hits was one of the magazines that formed my connection to the outside world. It’s British humor and irreverent […]