Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wolframalpha: The Anti Twitter Internet

Please don't get me wrong -- I love twitter. I use it to share ideas, ask questions, etc.
but Twitter has a down side : people think and act in micro mind-bites.

But the internet is much bigger and better. One of the most interesting examples,
which I hope will continue to develop is Wolfarmalpha.

It is a search engine for numbers. Difficult to explain... better look at the movie...

Here's what they say:

Making the World's Knowledge Computable

Today's Wolfram|Alpha is the first step in an ambitious, long-term project to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable by anyone. Enter your question or calculation and Wolfram|Alpha uses its built-in algorithms and a growing collection of data to compute the answer. Based on a new kind of knowledge-based computing.