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An Arab man's attempt at bridging the cultural gap and trying to make a difference. Failing a lot. Succeeding once in a while.

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Innovation and the Arab World

Innovation and the Arab World

11 Sep, '150 Comments

Ever wonder how the minds of disruptive innovators tick? How their companies work and how they not only breed disruptive ideas but also find ways to bring those disruptive innovations to life with products that change the world? I have. I confess that I do sometimes with envy, but more often with a lot of reverence and admiration. Celebrating […]

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iPhone 6s. ‘Nuff Said.

iPhone 6s. ‘Nuff Said.

10 Sep, '150 Comments

What is the feature that most draws you to buy the just announced iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus? To me, as a die-hard Apple-geek, it doesn’t have to be that much, just the new new shiny thing would suffice. However; it’s nice that it has 4k video, 12MP camera, Live Photos (love this feature!), 3D […]

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The Quran: The issue of the content and the container?

The Quran: The issue of the content and the container?

9 Sep, '152 Comments

Once again, a riot breaks out by Muslims outraged at the tearing and disrespecting the Holy Quran. Not for the first time, and I daresay not the last either. I’m used to these outrageous riots in both Pakistan and Afghanistan especially, for some unknown reason. These riots don’t tend to happen in the Gulf or most of […]

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What were you thinking, Apple?

What were you thinking, Apple?

7 Sep, '152 Comments

My trusty and much loved Mid-2011 MacBook Air’s recent illnesses – a battery that’s just about given up the ghost (expected) and a graphics card that refused to drive my external 27″ Cinema display (unexpected) – forced me to buy another Apple laptop. Reading between the lines of recent Apple products, it became clear to […]

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Pop Quiz: How Sectarian are You?

Pop Quiz: How Sectarian are You?

6 Sep, '154 Comments

How sectarian are you, is a question that I’ve often thought of and produced a few traits that might indicate the level of sectarianism in a person. A recent article by Ghanim Alnajjar in Alwasat newspaper; however, has written a good comprehensive list which could be used to judge the level of a person’s sectarianism […]

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