Can anyone hold a candle to Apple's Ipad? Microsoft is trying with the new Surface : a tablet featuring a keyboard, full OS and a stand; why Saudi women receive so much jewelry; and the beauty of Arab lettering.
"We knew already that Microsoft mysterious event today would have something to do with a tablet, we were right as Microsoft has unveiled its Surface Tablet called the Microsoft Surface.
Described as a “tablet that’s a great PC, and a PC that’s a great tablet,” the Surface has a 10.6-inch display, 9.3mm thickness, magnesium casing, a kickstand and a multitouch keyboard with a built-in trackpad and weighs in at just 1.5 pounds."
Saudi Arabia: Why Saudi Women Receive So Much Jewelry
An American woman married to a Saudi gives her spin on Saudi woman and their gobs of gold. She closes with this query:
"Let me end this post by asking American Bedu readers, if a “wrong” has been committed by a man, is jewelry a satisfactory means to make amends for the wrong?"
“I hate you! All of you!”
He said those words as he stormed out of the house into the small garden, heading almost thoughtlessly to the shed that sat in the farthest corner away from the house. It has become a frequent scene by now and they have gotten used to it: