September 11, seven years later

Glaskowsky returns again, briefly, to the 9/11 terror attacks.

I've just watched the History Channel documentary "102 Minutes That Changed America." It's a powerful piece of work.

(Update: I see the History Channel will be airing this documentary again on Sunday, 9/14, at 8pm. If you haven't seen it, you should. If you have kids that weren't old enough to follow the TV coverage in 2001 but are old enough now, watch it with them. This show consists solely of video and sounds from the morning of the attacks, with no new narration, a technique that is very effective at re-creating what we all felt at the time.)

Before the day ends, I want to post a link to my blog post from last year, which in turn includes a letter I wrote the morning of 9/11:

"September 11, six years later."

I still see very little to change in that letter.

I'm sad to say we've made only partial progress toward the goals I identified, and many of the other changes we've seen in our country since 2001 have been for the worse.

It isn't too late to restore the greatness we once had, but none of the relevant issues are even being addressed during this Presidential campaign, so I don't think we're going to see significant improvements any time soon.

Until we do, I'll return to these issues myself from time to time... at least once a year.

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    Peter N. Glaskowsky is a computer architect in Silicon Valley and a technology analyst for the Envisioneering Group. He has designed chip- and board-level products in the defense and computer industries, managed design teams, and served as editor in chief of the industry newsletter "Microprocessor Report." He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET. Disclosure.

     

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