jun 9

If It's Not Google, It's Crap

Anyone used Wolfram Alpha since it first came out? It has new features! How about Bing? It's results might be better than Google and Yahoo! What's that -- you don't care?


I tried to use Wolfram Alpha on Sunday because my friends and I were arguing over how many times bigger a badger is than a hedgehog. Unfortunately, their database does not yet have "volume of a badger." Oh well.

posted by LS at 12:53 PM on June 9, 2009

This reminds me a bit of people trying to take on the iPod. It's only partly about technology and actual results and usability - you just can't get around the cultural significance of particular brands. To use Google or an iPod isn't just to 'use what works', it's also to privately live the public idea of 'the contemporary'.

posted by Nav at 2:12 PM on June 9, 2009

Bing's image search is pretty f'n solid, I have to say.

posted by Rick Webb at 5:47 PM on June 9, 2009

Tried Wolfram Alpha, its pretty useful especially if you're using it to calculate statistics. Bing isn't better that Google but maybe I'm just not used to it yet... Bing sounds lame too yeah?

posted by Megan Fox at 4:50 AM on June 12, 2009

"Anyone used Wolfram Alpha since it first came out?"

Yep, regularly. Made it to the Firefox search after the first few tries, and has been used fairly often since then.

posted by SirCrumpet at 11:23 PM on June 12, 2009

wolfram alpha had a big publicity but now I think it has calmed down and most people have forgotten about it.

As for Bing I think it still has a long way to go before google.

posted by joel at 3:32 PM on June 15, 2009

i love bing :D

posted by shelly at 6:31 PM on June 15, 2009

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