Welcoming Our 44th President

Jan. 22, 2009
This has been a week of remembrance, and of celebration. Remembrance comes for the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, and how he lived his life in dedication to ensuring that all people would be treated equally. Celebration comes in the ...

This has been a week of remembrance, and of celebration. Remembrance comes for the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, and how he lived his life in dedication to ensuring that all people would be treated equally. Celebration comes in the inauguration of this country's 44th President, Mr. Barack H. Obama, who steps in after the eight-year run by Mr. George W. Bush. During his brief but effective inauguration speech, the new President acknowledged the path that had been cleared before him by Dr. King so that all people could get a fair chance in life.

Mr. Obama comes to the job with extreme challenges in the form of a struggling economy and high jobless rate. But he also brings a great deal of optimism for the days ahead and the American work ethic, using the phase "we must pick ourselves up, and we must dust ourselves off" to prepare for the work ahead. This willingness to work hard to achieve a goal has been the foundation of this country, and of this microwave industry. This has long been a country, and an industry, willing to put in that extra effort to improve a situation for the whole. That positive attitude, embodied by our new President, and a willingness to work, will help us get through what promises to be a year of challenges.

About the Author

Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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