I was going to write about George W. Bush's latest interview with Charlie Gibson, the one where Bush finally realizes some of the mistakes he's made and he feels bad about them. But honestly, it really doesn't matter what he thinks or doesn't think anymore, and it has only mattered a little for quite some time now. Bush is now a pathetic figure, and not pathetic as in ridiculous or worthless, but as in evoking pity.
He really doesn't deserve our pity, and let's not spend any time or emotional effort on him now. We have a new president elect now, and soon enough he will be the new president. I don't believe the last eight years will magically be forgotten, or the policies that have caused so many of the world's problems can be magically erased as soon as Barack Hussein Obama puts his hand on the Koran... excuse me, Bible, and is sworn in as the 44th president.
A lot of people are very proud that we will have a black president for the first time in our history, and I can understand that. But personally, I'm even prouder that we will have a smart president again, and not for the first time in our history.
I was listening to Obama recently, and he was talking about how the computer has been the true engine of economic growth over the past twenty to thirty years. BINGO! He got it right on the first try. Good work.
It doesn't seem that hard to see, but a lot of people might get that wrong because of how many booms and busts there have been in high tech. For the most part, those ups and downs have been about overestimating or underestimating of how quickly some new technology would be embraced by the public, or an overhyping of a technology that didn't pan out or was thrown over quickly because something cooler came in hot on its heels. The overall trend has been the public can't get enough cool gadgets, and computer technology is the guts of nearly every cool gadget.
Seeing the big picture. That was really hard for George W. Bush and he got it wrong nearly as often as he got it right. It's clear that it's not as hard for Barack Obama, because God gave him a better brain than God gave Bush, and Obama has put in the hard work to put that brain to better use.
It will make for a nice change of pace.
Yay, Flags of Many Lands™! Yay, Tajikistan!
There was a time when I thought I would never have visitors from the majority of the countries whose names end in -stan. As it stands today, I need Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan to get the All Seven Stans merit badge.
My new Tajiki friend was looking for information about the Golden ratio. Happy to help, buddy!