We have this with the inaugural every four or eight years. At noon, the old realm goes; the new one comes in. Interesting that January twentieth was picked. We are too close to the start to get some grip on the matters at hand; and, the transition was not normal in the sense of the past few decades. However, there are enough traditional affairs to watch for (like the parade; this time, no people).
Tone of the thing. Let's just say, Bidin' Biden's time.
So, let's go back through these blogs and posts and link to them with some commentary.
- Truth engineering - A New Day - Weds. 21 Jan 2009. In the Address, we heard this: hard work and honesty, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism.
- 7'oops7 - A New Day - Weds. 21 Jan 2009. We had hoped that some notion of 'fiduciary duty' would become more in the vogue with some mention of the 'toxic securities' that were begging attention. How did that all end?
- Truth engineering - Zeno, in the modern context - Sun. 30 Jan 2013. An article use Zeno for what I was terming 'earned value' which seems to have been lost in the shuffle. Well, for one thing, chasing the dream of AI has pulled attention from important ideas even when AI is only high-speed mathematics cloaked with a wizard's gown. Not much there, actually. In this post, there are links to posts on the same day in the other two blogs, 7'oops7 and FEDaerated.