Last Friday night I thought I would check out the soft release of Wolfram Alpha. I was greeted with the following:
So they were running into some load issues, but then again they’re not your traditional search engine. Wolfram Research is the software company behind Mathematica. Mathematica is to a mathematician as the utility belt is to batman. Suffice it to say, it’s pretty amazing software. It came as somewhat of a surprise that the company was launching a search engine. They are quick to denounce themselves as a Google replacement. Search results in Alpha present more thoughtful and curated responses — if it knows what you’re asking.