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street art & photography

Fifty-Two Frames: Technology.

I love how the week’s theme tends to occupy my perspective between Sundays. It started with a truck, fascinating Koala, Bebe and I down the block from our building. It was a one-armed truck pulling giant bags of sand over a fence. It ended with me sweating under the summer sun, arranging a bouquet of gadgets in […]

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hi tech what a country

Israeli Innovation.

When I think of ‘Israeli Innovation’ here are some of the associations I make: micro chips water purification desert irrigation swallow-able pill-cameras Google, Intel, IBM R&D centers Uzis What I don’t think of is… hair conditioner. I did pretty well though for 10 shekel. Product of the year!

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hi tech

We are more computers than people.

Fun stat: Israel has more computers per person than any other country, according to The Economist. Yes, I am surprised, despite knowing that Israelis are very into technology and hi tech is a major industry here. It may be a country of technology, but at times it feels five years behind. That said, they never […]

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what a country

For a clean Israeli environment.

Like everyone else, I’ve been thinking a lot about what my society has done for the environment and what long term changes are being made as the world-at-large starts paying attention to the state of the Earth. I know that on the whole, everything that anyone has done has been a drop in the green […]

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news is news

You know you're an Anglo-Israeli working in hi-tech when…

I just received a tweet from a friend: “just heard terrible news…reeling from the shock. baruch dayan ha-emet” And I immediately went to check my favorite news services to find out what happened. First I thought Ariel Sharon, then I thought Gilad Shalit. I scoured the Israeli news sources and then spread out wider to […]

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what a country

Tel Aviv might be hi-tech, but Jerusalem is Online.

Last night I spent a lovely evening at a hi-tech geek party, otherwise known as MashBash. I love it when my hi-tech self and my Israel self combine into one crazy combustication of awesomeness. There are so many reasons I love these gatherings: They are parties with a premise, so the drinking is casual, the […]

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what a country

ICQ Toothpaste: Because you never know.

The Israeli hi tech world is alive and…  brushing. Gizmodo posted that the Israeli software company that created ICQ, the instant messenger we all lost our virginity to, teamed up with an Israeli pharmaceutical company and together have created this bad boy of a Frankenstein: That’s right, ICQ toothpaste. Why, you inevitably ask? The Israeli […]