Tag Archives: Middle East

Podcast: Flying Through Your Computer

By | September 5, 2006

Here’s something I recorded for the BBC World Service Business Daily show on visualizing information by flying through your computer. I mention a particular program in the piece, 3D Topicscape, just in case you’re wondering. If you want to subscribe to an RSS feed of this podcast you can do so here, or it can be found on… Read More »

The Blogosphere (Tree)mapped

By | May 28, 2005

I was intrigued by this effort to count the number of blogs around the world and offer a break down by region, if not country. The results, though very rough, and which include large slabs of the world (like South America), offer up some interesting conclusions, particularly for Asia. Bottom line is that there is a huge chunk… Read More »

Another Challenger to MS Office… From India

By | August 23, 2004

A small Indian software company based in Chennai is taking on the big boys. Tropical Software announced yesterday it has introduced the OfficeMate software suite, “that provides word-processor, spreadsheet, database and presentation capabilities similar to the Microsoft Office, for the Windows platform”. The cost: $50. The software is actually already in use in India, the company says, and… Read More »

News: Baghdad Blogger…. The Book

By | September 22, 2003

 Salam Pax, the Baghdad Blogger, is bringing out a book. From the blurb: “Not a supporter of Saddam, Salam Pax recorded in his online journal the anticipation, resentment, amusement, and sheer terror he felt as he witnessed the demise of a long dictatorship and the chaos that followed its destruction. In doing so, the pseudonymous 29-year-old Iraqi engineer… Read More »

Loose Wire: War Games By

By | January 10, 2002

Loose Wire: War Games By Jeremy Wagstaff 01/10/2002 Far Eastern Economic Review (Copyright (c) 2002, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.) I’m not going to venture an opinion on the state of the war against terror, but I’m probably the only one. Think you can do better than the military? Try your hand at Real War, which isn’t just… Read More »