Saturday, September 20, 2008

Obama's statement on Armenian Independence Day

Below I'm posting Obama's statement on Armenian Independence Day. In my view it speaks for itself and once again shows why Armenian community's support for Obama is a right choice, and why we should continue supporting him and contribute to his victory. Visit to learn more and to contribute.

Statement by Senator Barack Obama on Armenian Independence Day

On this day, September 21, Armenians and friends of Armenia everywhere
celebrate the independence of the Republic of Armenia, and I extend my
warmest and best wishes on this happy occasion. Throughout their long
history, a spirit of independence, self-reliance, and survival defines
the Armenian people. After centuries of living in the Persian, Russian,
and Turkish empires, Armenians first achieved their modern independence
in 1918 and regained it after 70 years of Soviet rule in 1991. Their
struggle continues, but in the years of renewed independence they have
been able to guide their own destiny through years of war and economic
dislocation. Even in the face of genocide, the pain of the past has
not defeated the Armenians, either in Armenia or the far-flung diaspora.

America has benefited tremendously from the vigor and talents of the
Armenian people. Armenian-Americans have made enormous contributions to
American life - to our arts and academia, to business, science, and
politics - while still maintaining strong ties to their ancestral home.

Recent events in the Caucasus region remind us of both the importance of
rededicating ourselves to peace, and the possibility of progress even
where there is a long history of alienation. The conflict in Georgia
shows the danger that lurks when rising tensions are ignored and the
United States pursues a diplomatic strategy of neglect. But in recent
days we have also seen the hopeful step - taken by the Presidents of
Turkey and Armenia -- to restart dialogue that could, in time, bring a
welcome normalization of relations and offer Armenia more diversified
opportunities for trade, transport, and energy supplies. American
policy must build on this step, to ensure that Armenia enjoys a future
not merely of independence but of partnership and cooperation with the
U.S. and its allies.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

excellent witty presentation of the new informaion paradigm

I was reading Vern Imrich's blog and encountered a short clip about web and I think more generally about the new information paradigm. It's very neat clip. See yourself:

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Israely military strike on Iran in Fall?

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“Overshadowing all the economic data is growing speculation that Israel is gearing up to destroy Iran’s uranium enrichment plants,” said Bernard Baumohl of the Economic Outlook Group. “We assess the probability of such a military strike to be 85%, and that it will likely occur between September and November.”

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Friday, March 07, 2008

From prodigy to head of software empire. Story in pictures

Gates is clearly a man of great organizational skills and vision. Building company like Microsoft in such short period of time is not a trivial task.
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Билл Гейтс держит в руках дискетту с только что ушедшей на полки магазинов операционной системой Windows 1.0, 1985 год

1991 год - Microsoft - крупнейший поставщик ПО в США

Билл Гейтс на презентации Windows 95, август 1995 года

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Best R&D companies survey--IBM is the best

Article in BW discussing IBM's strides in research and its high-stakes game to become the pacesetter is very interesting.

Who's the King of R&D?

When R&D Magazine presented its annual survey ranking the World's Best R&D Companies in October, 2007, several companies got to share the spotlight. The magazine's editors compared data such as patents received, R&D headcount, and new-product sales for 130 R&D-intensive companies. Then they surveyed readers to get additional input. IBM (IBM) ranked No.1 overall. When it came to which company's R&D has the strongest influence on society, however, Microsoft (MSFT) won the top spot.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

would you wear this?

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A model wears a creation by Japanese fashion designer Junya ...

A model wears a creation by Japanese fashion designer Junya Watanabe for his Fall-Winter 2008-2009 ready-to-wear collection presented in Paris, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008.

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