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May 16, 2009

Wolfram Alpha: still haven’t found what I’m looking for

Filed under: Technology — David Jenkins @ 11:00 pm

Wolfram Alpha is a new search engine that promises to provide fewer, more precise answers to searches.

Ever eager find trivia more quickly, I decided to give it a try. I quickly discovered that it has a unique feature: it consistently hangs Firefox. Undeterred, I tried it with Internet Explorer; it invited me to enter a question, so I tried: “what is the population of Oakville, Ontario” whereupon it enlightened me with the populations of both Oakville Missouri and Ontario, New York.

The Alpha is in the name for a reason.


1 Comment

  1. Not impressed, I put in Red Deer Anglican (26100 on Google) and reddeeranglican (144 Googles) and got a ‘i-don’t-know’ reply from the new kid. Needs a bit of work

    Comment by Steve L. — May 17, 2009 @ 1:02 pm

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