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Are you wolfing tonight?

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  • Subject: [mg99939] Are you wolfing tonight?
  • From: magma <maderri2 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 07:01:26 -0400 (EDT)

Are you wolfing tonight?
Not yet the title of a new pop song, but wolfing (or walphing) is the
new thing to do on the net. Not necessarily lonesome.

Wolfram|Alpha went live in test mode at 8:48pm CST on Friday 15th May.
While its fictional "city" cousin HAL comes from Urbana, W/A is
perhaps more "rural" coming from Champaign :-)
It can't yet play chess and hasn't killed anybody yet, but it's
nevertheless a killer app.
It is bringing lots of people in contact with Mathematica technology and this
might mean wider use of Mathematica in due time.
For us, Mathematica users, W/A integration in our notebooks means curated data
to the n-th power.
Take note of David Reiss W/A tool (mentioned in another 3d) and of the
W/A toolbar for your browser available on the W/A site.




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