Re: fantastic tool for TW: Wolfram alpha screencast

Subject: Re: fantastic tool for TW: Wolfram alpha screencast
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 10:31:52 -0700

ask.com is intended to answer questions and sometimes does:

http://www.ask.com/web?qsrc=2417&o=0&l=dir&q=what+is+the+gdp+of+gibraltar

Google has been able to do simple calculations for quite a while:

http://www.google.com/search?q=5*9%2B(sqrt+10)^3%3D&btnG=Search

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&safe=off&q=100+degrees+c+in+f&fp=ym9qpMmDGWc

On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 10:04 AM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:
> "How many times have you used to the internet to calculate the answer
> to a simple mathematical problem, for help with calculus, or for
> information on the GDP of Gibraltar? If the answer’s, “not often”,
> then it’s going to be quite some time before Wolfram Alpha crops up as
> your search engine of choice. But what links those three types of
> searches? They’re all looking for single answers, and that, currently,
> is what the internet is very bad at."
>
> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/5319884/Wolfram-Alpha-review.html
>
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References:
OT: fantastic tool for TW: Wolfram alpha screencast: From: kathleen
RE: fantastic tool for TW: Wolfram alpha screencast: From: laura_johnson
RE: fantastic tool for TW: Wolfram alpha screencast: From: Guy K. Haas
Re: fantastic tool for TW: Wolfram alpha screencast: From: Robert Lauriston

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