All the big blogs have picked this one up already, but “posting for justice” as they say on “t3h internets”.
In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of short-cuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted – for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things – some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in their labor, who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.
-Barack Obama, Inaugural Address
On the topic of “Obscure labor”, I plan to put up a post about the potental master’s project I’m embarking on pretty soon here. The topic is sufficently obsucre that it isn’t always easy to relate to other computer engineers, so it may take a while to articulate… and I’m not entirely sure I understand it myself as yet.