Playing with Wolfram|Alpha
- it’s a totally new experience! not so much text, it was clean with nice images
- search performance is quite slower compared to Google, but manageable
- definitely a geeks searching tool dream-come-true! with various reports, graphs, clickable/copyble plaintext
- you can download your search result into PDF, this is great esp for researchers and students
- and their specialization – mathematics – woah man, it blew me away! i bet everyone will love calculus because of Wolfram|Alpha! hahaha
the launch have had some minor issues (i heard some logging issues and some reporting their browsers hanging etc). as for the claim it would kill Google – seriously i can’t tell it yet. overall i guess they had a good start, i’m expecting more good things from Wolfram|Alpha and their team, congrats!!