Portrait of Benjamin Franklin, Mason Chamberlin, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Photo by Graydon Wood, 1995
– I selected this portait, because Benjamin said this one was his favorite.
Benjamin Franklin and Cloud Computing
I was in Philadelphia over the weekend. I had constant History lessons walking the streets. I ended up at Benjamin Franklin's house or Foundation, because it was torn down, and they built an underground museum with details of his whole life, and items he invented. It was raining on and off and I was the only one there. I sat down and watched a movie about Benjamin's life and obstacles he faced.
I feel if Benjamin Franklin was alive today he would be a software developer (Along with other career fields, he would probably own the New York Times) and right now, he would be developing ON DEMAND (Cloud) applications. The success in providing help and giving back to your community is the bases of Benjamin Franklin's life, I am not an expert in History, or any expert in Benjamin's Franklin's life, but my knowledge as an American points to this conclusion.
I went to his grave, and placed a penny on it, and across the street from his grave he has a view of the US Mint. I thought to myself he is keeping an eye on them.
Software Development is such a private and classified area. We as developers need that because of the constant ease of stealing ideas and source code from us. However, with the Public, and ON Demand systems, I see Benjamin Franklin's Ideals as a source of good for your community, vs the good for the few. We will see if this is true.
George Washington used this chair for nearly three months of the Federal Convention's continuous sessions. James Madison reported Benjamin Franklin saying, "I have often looked at that behind the president without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting. But now I… know that it is a rising…sun."
I recommend going to Philadelphia: