I’ve just sat in front of Wolfram – the new computational knowledge engine. It took twenty minutes to find a reasonable use for me. I’m a Scrabble nut – it’s got a good anagram finder for a possible seven letter word from the tiles you’re holding – Byron Newman Beware!
For the techie it can get information about an IP address or a URL, find a port assignment, compute a data transfer time, look up a Unicode character, compute display characteristics from pixel count as well as a host of other useful stuff from Demographic stats to Astrophysics.
It’s answer to the tongue twister “How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck would chuck wood?” was a reasonable “A woodchuck would chuck all the wood he could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.”
And to “How many strings to my bow”?
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