JFK: We choose to go to the moon

excerpts, with emphasis added for kicks….:
No man can fully grasp how far and how fast we have come, but condense, if you will, the 50 thousand years of man’s recorded history in a time span of but a half-century. Stated in these terms, we know very little about the first 40 years, except at the end of them advanced man had learned to use the skins of animals to cover them. Then about 10 years ago, under this standard, man emerged from his caves to construct other kinds of shelter. Only five years ago man learned to write and use a cart with wheels. Christianity began less than two years ago. The printing press came this year, and then less than two months ago, during this whole 50-year span of human history, the steam engine provided a new source of power. Newton explored the meaning of gravity. Last month electric lights and telephones and automobiles and airplanes became available. Only last week did we develop penicillin and television and nuclear power, and now if America’s new spacecraft succeeds in reaching Venus, we will have literally reached the stars before midnight tonight.

This is a breathtaking pace, and such a pace cannot help but create new ills as it dispels old, new ignorance, new problems, new dangers. Surely the opening vistas of space promise high costs and hardships, as well as high reward.

So it is not surprising that some would have us stay where we are a little longer to rest, to wait. But this city of Houston, this state of Texas, this country of the United States was not built by those who waited and rested and wished to look behind them. This country was conquered by those who moved forward–and so will space.

William Bradford, speaking in 1630 of the founding of the Plymouth Bay Colony, said that all great and honorable actions are accompanied with great difficulties, and both must be enterprised and overcome with answerable courage.

If this capsule history of our progress teaches us anything, it is that man, in his quest for knowledge and progress, is determined and cannot be deterred. The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and it is one of the great adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in this race for space.

Those who came before us made certain that this country rode the first waves of the industrial revolution, the first waves of modern invention, and the first wave of nuclear power, and this generation does not intend to founder in the backwash of the coming age of space. We mean to be a part of it–we mean to lead it. For the eyes of the world now look into space, to the moon and to the planets beyond, and we have vowed that we shall not see it governed by a hostile flag of conquest, but by a banner of freedom and peace. We have vowed that we shall not see space filled with weapons of mass destruction, but with instruments of knowledge and understanding.

Yet the vows of this Nation can only be fulfilled if we in this Nation are first, and, therefore, we intend to be first. In short, our leadership in science and industry, our hopes for peace and security, our obligations to ourselves as well as others, all require us to make this effort, to solve these mysteries, to solve them for the good of all men, and to become the world’s leading space-faring nation.

We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people. For space science, like nuclear science and all technology, has no conscience of its own. Whether it will become a force for good or ill depends on man, and only if the United States occupies a position of pre-eminence can we help decide whether this new ocean will be a sea of peace or a new terrifying theater of war. I do not say that we should or will go unprotected against the hostile misuse of space any more than we go unprotected against the hostile use of land or sea, but I do say that space can be explored and mastered without feeding the fires of war, without repeating the mistakes that man has made in extending his writ around this globe of ours.

There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation many never come again. But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon… we choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.


Grupo Marrano- En mi Soledad

Kong Xistian - Greenland 2007

Kong Xistian Fjord - Greenland 2007


Fornasetti – Gerusalemme di Notte

Fornasetti - Gerusalemme di Notte - (Tapestry)

Fornasetti - Gerusalemme di Notte - (Tapestry)

Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988) is often described as a visionary. A Milan artist, Fornasetti was at the same time a painter, sculptor, designer, craftsman, and an engraver of art books. In his lifetime, he created more than 11,000 objects, decorative schemes, and items of furniture in the course of his unfailingly prolific career, including a large number of unique pieces. Drawings on a powerful mix of Italian cultural tradition and surrealist invention, his ideas were expressed on every conceivable support, from glasses and plates to umbrellas, lamps, furniture, and screens. The result is a very unusual and highly poetic body of work.


“Everybody has tried to understand Fornasetti’s secret, but always in terms of technique, the way he applied his drawings onto furniture or any other kind of surface. My father was a very talented craftsman, so this kind of question never interested him. He always used to reply that “Fornasetti’s secret is the imagination.”
“It is a mixture of imagination, culture and sensibility. Plus an incredible elegance, stemming from this tremendous freedom.”
“Not forgetting the great rigor of the forms, inspired by classicism and ancient objects. My father was particularly attentive to precision, to the positioning of his drawings.”
“Maybe, if we had to define the secret recipe, we would say: poetry, discipline, and freedom.”
“And also, always that touch of irony.”



Sinnerman- Thomas Crown Affair


19.1.9 Sistemas de Infomacion

class notes

How to get to the top of the Google Search:

Link Farming
A link farm is a form of spamming the index of a search engine (sometimes called spamdexing

40-60% links to any site is via Google

SEO Search Engine Operations

Matt Cutts- SEO Google God
works for the Search Quality group in Google, specializing in search engine optimization issues. He is well known in the SEO community for enforcing the Google Webmaster Guidelineslink spam. Cutts also advised the public on how to get better website visibility in Google.

One way to guarantee that a website will get to the top of its search, is to carefully select the words that compose the domain name….vooid

SEO White Hat
or spamexing. Other link exchange systems are designed to allow individual websites to selectively exchange links with other relevant websites and are not considered a form of spamdexing. and cracking down on

* Legal techniques & tricks taught by google

SEO Grey Hat

SEM Search engine marketing

robot.txt is the robot that codes and links to your website

If Google feel that you are doing something unethical to their laws, they can block your site and send you to 0% of the list, essentially killing your search ability

60% USA
97% Spain
3% Korea
10% Japan

Adwords – is Google SEM


is an advertisement application run by Google. Website owners can enroll in this program to enable text, image, and more recently, video advertisements on their websites. These advertisements are administered by Google and generate revenue on either a per-click or per-impression basis. Google is also currently beta-testing a cost-per-action based service.

Pornero – porn viewer

Asbestos is the most expensive word sold by Google. Scenario person has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, disease of Asbestos, then searches the web for lawyers. How much would a lawyer pay to that PPC.


mapping the world and putting it on the web

EPIC 2015
http://www.unabvirtual.edu.co/epic/ Epic 2015, next generation 2014
1989 WWW created
1994 Amazon
1998 Google
1999 Pyra Labs- Blogger
2002 Friendster
Google News
2004 Gmail
Amazon – A9 http://a9.com/
IPO Google
Keyhole – Google maps
Google books

Android- Google Ops, although it appears to be an OS for a mobile fone it is actually an OS for computers, Google is slowly creaping into the territory of Microsoft.

Microsoft now publicly admits that Google is direct competition.

Google’s Masterplan


Bliss Spa campaign timed with Bush’s departure

Farewell to Bush sale

say "farewell" to bush

Bliss Spa: say "farewell" to bush