Thursday, May 05, 2016

MSDN, TechNet =>

MSDN/TechNet Being Open Sourced as
After 15 years of running on essentially the same codebase, Microsoft has finally decided to retire MSDN and TechNet. The replacement will be an open source project known as

...every page will have an Edit button through which readers can edit the markdown and directly submit a pull request. In fact, you can even download the actual git repository that stores the documentation.


Enterprise Mobility Documentation @
Enterprise Mobility Suite Overview | Microsoft
Enterprise Mobility Pricing—Mobile Device Management Software | Microsoft

Angular 2, ng-conf 2016

ng-conf May 4th - 6th 2016 - The World's Original Angular Conference

Angular 2 Reaches Release Candidate at ng-conf 2016 @InfoQ

Deep Dive Into New Angular Compiler at ng-conf 2016 @ InfoQ

Angular 2 and TypeScript - A High Level Overview @InfoQ

Combining Angular 2 with React Native @InfoQ

Angular 2: Getting Started | Pluralsight

Augmented Minds (AI: a Rocket for the Mind)

Steve Jobs on Why Computers Are Like a Bicycle for the Mind (1990) – Brain Pickings

Steve Jobs, "Computers are like a bicycle for our minds." - Michael Lawrence Films - YouTube

Bicycle for the Mind - YouTube

How the bicycle beats evolution and why Steve Jobs was so taken with this fact | Bike Boom

“I read a study that measured the efficiency of locomotion for various species on the planet. The condor used the least energy to move a kilometer. And, humans came in with a rather unimpressive showing, about a third of the way down the list. It was not too proud a showing for the crown of creation. So, that didn’t look so good. But, then somebody at Scientific American had the insight to test the efficiency of locomotion for a man on a bicycle. And, a man on a bicycle, a human on a bicycle, blew the condor away, completely off the top of the charts. And that’s what a computer is to me. What a computer is to me is it’s the most remarkable tool that we’ve ever come up with, and it’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.”
- Steve Jobs

Chart from Scientific American, 1973

What if we extend the metaphor and include other "tools for the mind" humans created?

While a computer is like a bicycle for the mind,
a computer connected to a network is like taking a car vs running,
and when connected to internet that is like taking an airplane,
and with "cloud AI" it becomes like a "rocket for the mind"

The efficiency may not be optimal, but you can get to destinations much faster.