Bahraini Views: The Inventors

I can’t tell you how thrilled I was meeting Bahraini inventors. Involved in technology with a vision to create a manufacturing culture in Bahrain. These people – 2 out of the original 3 arrived for the Bahraini Views interview – have morphed their hobby into a viable and successful business. Now their devices are used in several countries in the Middle East and beyond and their expertise is sought from various companies around the world.

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  • Yagoob's Dome
    5 October 2009

    This is excellent, but my only criticism for this specific piece is that Hissa, Yahya and Najla have their own company (National Youth Hand or something of the sort in Hidd) which gives final year university students project ideas and supports them in creating the final project whether its hardware or software and help market them in the big bad world thus creating a manufacturing culture.. I personally wouldn’t care less if they created remote controlled school bells! two minutes is way too short for these videos and I felt you let them speak more about their actual company would of made it worthwhile..

  • mahmood
    5 October 2009

    Many thanks for your comment my friend. Noted.

    These short video “stings” are designed to get people to want more and go and investigate. Each one of these interviews lasted for at least an hour, so you can assume that there is an awful lot of more material than used in these short clips. We may release new episodes based on the same interviews in the future, or indeed create much longer interviews to be released.

    My personal preference is to stay within the “YouTube Culture” and keep them short and sweet. My suggestion was 3 – 4 minutes and certainly less than 10. We’ll see how we can re-purpose them in the future.

  • Sam
    5 October 2009

    Mahmood if your planning on using Youtube as a platform for delivery, have you considered using their closed captioning service instead of embedding subtitles into your timeline?

    http://www.youtube.com/t/captions_about

    • mahmood
      6 October 2009

      Yes I did Sam. I decided against that as I anticipate the videos to be distributed beyond YouTube. Having embedded subtitles allows for this. If you’ve seen the broadcasts at Bahrain TV’s Arabic channel, you would have noticed that the broadcast version there does not have the subtitles (or titles in English), while the “Internet” version, the subtitles are embedded, obviously for a much larger audience.

  • your xx
    19 October 2009

    [abusive content removed by admin]

    • mahmood
      20 October 2009

      And your problem is what exactly?

      Oh, yes, I suppose you’re a proper he-man who locks up his sisters, mother and daughters behind bars, wear “proper” – so called – Islamic attire and not go on the Internet and – God forbid – ever engage in constructive pursuits that enrich people’s lives.

      Lovely.

  • Anonny
    20 October 2009

    Please don’t feed the trolls.

    • mahmood
      21 October 2009

      I know. Ordinarily I would just delete them and be done with it. But the response of this person intrigues me. I know how Islamists think, but to go to the level of denigrating scientists and inventors, those who the whole “umma” will depend on for its growth and longevity is simply mind-boggling.

      I want to understand, from this person who is presumably an Arab and a Muslim whose connection came from the UAE, what mush there is in his skull to get him to lash out like this. Or should we simply just give up?

  • Anonny
    21 October 2009

    The troll had nothing else it could say and nothing useful to add. It doesn’t matter who it is.

    “Al hasud la yasud,” covers it. I think.

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