Machine learning is this generation's version of the "Plastics" in The Graduate.
I remember reading an interview with him in a magazine sometimes in the 1980's in which he made a bunch of PC-related forecasts. He predicted large, high-resolution monitors would be common earlier than they were, but otherwise, as I recall, he was comparably accurate.
Tim Harford comes to praise paper, barbed wire, shipping containers, barcodes, and other wonders of the modern world.
Amazon Prime is currently meeting my needs. I've dabbled a bit with some of these second-tier services and I think they're most useful for one thing: if you've ever needed to know just how many, many--many!--bad movies have been made, check some of the services out.
From a surprising source comes news of the wonders of technology and the promise it holds.
So the tough news is that more will be on you. The good news is that systems--like Khan-College Board--are emerging everywhere to enable anyone to accelerate learning for the age of acceleration.
" . . . the top 3,121 skills, ordered by Amazon customer rating." It would have been nice if they had made it downloadable.
"If you've ever wanted to go on a bar crawl through Europe to visit all of Ernest Hemingway's favorite haunts, Google Earth has you covered. "
So, apparently, when they remake The Graduate the guy at the beginning who whispers "one word" to Dustin Hoffman will say "Hyperconvergence".
"The Hidden Power of Stack Overflow: How a Website You’ve Never Heard of Is Holding the Web Together"
Interesting piece but the first comment is apt: "Why do you assume nymag readers haven't heard of stack overflow?"
As someone commented upon hearing this news, "Cal-Berkeley is damage. The Internet is routing around it."