A New Era...

In between other things, however, I, like a sizable percentage of the world's population, also tuned in to see what will be remembered in years to come as a pivotal moment in history, as the Kennedy inauguration was for our parents (or grandparents, depending on how young you are).

My colleagues and I struggled with the inadequacies of IE6 in an attempt to find a channel that would stream the event, before Firefox and BBC finally saved the day and we could see the man in his moment.

Many people believe that today begins a new chapter in world affairs; that things will now be better, that a capable man now sits in the most powerful office in the world.

I am one of them.