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Today is August 6th, Hiroshima Day.  Sixty-six years ago, an atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima.  Three days later, another bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki.  Last year, I fulfilled one of my all-time travel dreams, and visited Hiroshima.  Seeing the atomic bomb dome, touring the museum, and walking around peace park was a wonderfully calming experience.  Visiting Hiroshima reinforced my belief that we must continuously strive for peace in our world, in our countries, in our cities, and even in our computer industry.

Here are a couple of pictures I took in Hiroshima on July 5, 2010.

[caption id="attachment_41084" align="alignnone" width="295" caption="Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Memorial July 5, 2010"]Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Memorial July 5, 2010[/caption]

(Click this link to see a larger version of the Atomic Peace Memorial)

[caption id="attachment_41083" align="alignnone" width="218" caption="Letter I found at the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Peace Memorial July 5, 2010"]Letter I found at the Peace Memorial July 5, 2010[/caption]

(Click this link to see a larger version of the letter)

We work in the highly competitive technology industry.  While I am as competitive as the next developer, I don't ever remember being mean spirited in my actions or words.  I hope that we can all keep a peaceful and tolerant perspective in our articles, blog posts, emails, forum posts, and conversations.

Read the Hiroshima Peace Declaration

World Peace through Technology - inspiring world peace with benevolent technology

The World Peace Game by John Hunter

There is also a connection between Hiroshima and my hometown of Eureka California.  Father Eric Freed, catholic priest in Eureka and also Director of the Newman Center at Humboldt State University, wrote a book, "The Experience of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima in Poem", containing the translations and stories behind the Haiku's of Hiroko Takanashi, a Hiroshima survivor.

Today, August 6, will continue to remind me that there are many more important things than just winning at any cost.
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David Intersimone (known to many as David I.) is a passionate and innovative software industry veteran-often referred to as a developer icon-who extols and educates the world on Embarcadero developer tools. He shares his visions as an active member of the industry speaking circuit and is tapped as an expert source by the media. He is a long-standing champion of architects, developers and database professionals and works to ensure that their needs are folded into Embarcadero's strategic product plans. David holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, California.
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