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Re: Wolfram | Alpha: Acres per square mile? (oddities)

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  • Subject: [mg101334] Re: Wolfram | Alpha: Acres per square mile? (oddities)
  • From: AES <siegman at>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 06:37:05 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Stanford University
  • References: <h27fg7$coc$> <> <h2cphc$a6j$>

In article <h2cphc$a6j$1 at>,
 Murray Eisenberg <murray at> wrote:

> Unless, that is, you're more interested in stirring 
> up some sort of public fuss than you are in making a useful suggestion 
> to Wolfram|Alpha or register a complaint with them.

My useful suggestion was that WRI should assign some knowledgeable 
person to scan this group periodically, pull out useful user feedback 
(taking advantage of the fact that the posts on at least some reported 
problems will already be collected as multiple threaded posts that will 
be much more useful than individual bug reports coming in randomly and 
separately), and then immediately distribute to the right people in WRI

-- and I've since been assured privately the WRI does do more or less 
exactly that.

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