Saturday, June 05, 2004

President Ronald Wilson Reagan Died Today

I wanted to do a tribute to President Reagan in my blog. But in doing the research I came across this quotation from Ronald Reagan. It truly reflects the optimism that he had in America. I can’t think of anything more fitting than words from Ronald Reagan’s own farewell speech.

“In closing, let me thank you, the American people, for giving me the great honor of allowing me to serve as your president. When the Lord calls me home, whenever that day may be, I will leave with the greatest love for this country of ours and eternal optimism for its future. I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for America there will always be a bright dawn ahead.”

Ronald Reagan was optimistic and truly believed in America. He spoke of it as a shining city. “I’ve spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don’t know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That’s how I saw it, and see it still.”

In my opinion Ronald Reagan was the greatest president that served during my life time. He has gone on to a much greater place. I am confident that when he stands before the Lord, he will hear those words that all Christians hope to hear, “well done my good and faithful servant.”

Goodbye Mr. President. America owes you a debt of gratitude. We will miss you.

Posted by Stevereno on 06/05 at 10:55 PM
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Blogs, Tom Peters, One Note and Tablet PC’s

Robert Scoble’s blog “Scobleizer”  is at the top of my RSS aggregator. There is a reason for this. I scan his blog every day for ideas and trends in technology and business.  Robert works for Microsoft. His blog effort is huge and a must read for anyone working in computer technology.

He has a recent article about new blogs which included Tom Peters web log.

Tom Peters has revised his home page to a web log format. If you are in business this is a great resource.

Tom Peters is a business consultant to organizations all over the country. Where else can you get free business ideas from someone like Tom Peters? I am sorry to say that there is no RSS feed as of yet, (why?) but I think that is in the works.

Just as an example, Tom Peters blog has a link to a Microsoft case study on The Nassal Company’s use of Tablet PC’s and Microsoft’s One Note Program.

This interests me because I believe that the Tablet PC is going to be a huge benefit to businesses large and small. When I think of the possibilities that this technology can yield I come up with a big list.

Also, Microsoft’s One Note application is something I use a lot. Mater of fact, I use One Note to compose my web log entries before I post them. (Now if it just had a way to post directly to my blog that would be pretty cool.)

Anyway, my point, one weblog leads to another weblog and leads to a article that increases my knowledge on things that can directly benefit my application of technologies

My advice, put the Scobleizer in your RSS aggregator and read it. What? You don’t have a RSS aggregator, Robert Scoble has lots of links to many different aggregators just read his blog.

Posted by Stevereno on 06/05 at 04:23 PM
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