Wolfram Alpha, the “computational knowledge engine”, is online. The engine is well worth visiting: tons of information nicely presented altogether. From the same guys that brought Mathematica, this engine is already taunted as an adversary to Google and perhaps Wikipedia: with short, descriptive queries and tons of compiled data.

All in all it’s a big hit, so big their servers couldn’t handle. I got this already:

And some Easter eggs have been found already: when querying “to be or not to be”, it responds “that’s the question”.

Indeed.

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