MSH: What’s with the Codename Monad?

Monad is the codename for Microsoft’s new command shell that is currently in beta.  Monad was coined by Gottfried Leibniz, a German philosopher, mathemetican and statesman from the 17th century.  One of his philosophical works was called Monadology.  Here’s a brief excerpt that demonstrates the tie-in with MSH:
And there must be simple substances, since there are compounds; for a compound is nothing but a collection or aggregatum of simple things.
This describes the MSH approach of creating fine grained cmdlets that can be composited to perform complex and powerful tasks.  You can read more about Monadology here.
 
Advertisements
This entry was posted in Monad. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s