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Inaguration of Barrack Obama: Microsoft PhotoSynth 3D Viewer

January 21st, 2009 1 comment

We were up till the wee hours of the morning awaiting the broadcast of the inauguration of Barrack Obama, The President of the United States. What an event and if you couldn’t make it dont fear, Microsoft – using their PhotoSynth tech – have a cool view of the area from the many happy snappers on the day.

Things are looking bright, his speech was impecable and inspiring (compared to The Bush) all of which you can read at your leisure. Not only can he give rivetting speeches to inspire a nation (can you see I’ve got some pointers from him?) but he can belt out some dance moves too – again, lets compare that to The Bush. All in all it seems the americans have had a ball which is a seachange from the most depressing farewell party given to Bush and his posse.

For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus – and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.

To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect. To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society’s ills on the West – know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy. To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.

To the people of poor nations, we pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world’s resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it. – A fragment from The President’s Speech.

I have a good feeling about this one 🙂

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