Obama the 44th President

January 21, 2009 by
Filed under: Smarter View 


Thoughts on Obama’s Inauguration

I must say that yesterday was the first time I ever watched a Presidential Inauguration, and if that’s the case for me, then I must assume that’s true for millions of other people.

Being Asian, and in San Francisco, I’ve only experienced a little bit of bigotry growing up — nothing I’d write home about, so to speak. So I could never write about knowing what it feels to be African American, only that I’m a minority.

But just as I grew up watching re-runs of Star Trek (TOS), I finally saw the day where being what color didn’t matter — we live in a country where “anyone” can be president (well, you have to be a natural citizen).

I’m hopeful that President Obama will do a good job.

Yesterday was the first time I felt proud to be an American.

It’s been a long time since I’ve had that feeling.

Check out Whitehouse.gov

One other interesting thing about yesterday was that the Presidential website officially switched over to the new Obama Administration version.

Gone is the old 90′s style website.

In its place is a new Web 2.0 version, if you will.

There’s even an RSS subscription for the Whitehouse blog.

Check it out: www.whitehouse.gov


3 Comments on Obama the 44th President

  1. Hunter Nuttall on Wed, 11th Feb 2009 12:13 am
  2. I don’t remember what whitehouse.gov looked like before, but the new one looks nice. Obama sure is on board with the whole Web 2.0 thing, isn’t he? (He’s @barackobama on Twitter.)

    Hunter Nuttalls last blog post..It’s Time To Reclaim Your Dreams

  3. Nez on Tue, 17th Feb 2009 8:23 pm
  4. Hi Hunter,

    The site under Bush was very 90′s — I happened to get a glimpse of it hours before it switched over to Obama’s.

    It’s a vast improvement.

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