Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wolfram Alpha is not a Google Killer

There, I said it. Now can we please get back to fawning over Hunch?

I'm into analogies these days (stay tuned for tomorrow's Search Insider) so here's one...

Wolfram Alpha is to calculators as Google is to math.

In other words, it's a nice tool to use when trying to solve a problem but it's just a tool, not a problem-solver. Heck, Wolfram Alpha even brands itself as a "computational knowledge engine." So, not only is it a calculator, but it's stored in a geeky pocket protector.

Hunch, on the other hand, is a decision-making engine. And that's the stuff of Google-slaying.

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