What made Robert Scoble cry? A valid question these days and TED gives an answer: Mike Arrington and Dan Farber were right - Microsoft Research's World Wide Telescope. Ray Gould previewed it yesterday and the talk is live already. Not really inspiring in nature in my point of view - I link you to Google Earth Sky instead.
Isn't the Microsoft World Wide Telescope a Microsoft Me Too again? Sure, there was Jim Gray working on the topic some time ago already ...
[Update March 3: @Scobleizer himself twitters a much more inspiring demo of the WW Telescope right now! Watch FastCompany!]
[Update May 13: Download it now!]