Wolfram Alpha Offers Handwritten Results for April FoolsBy: Josh Wolford - April 1, 2013
If there’s one thing that the internet lacks, it’s quality handwritten content. For decades, computers have been slowly but surely killing off the need for actually writing anything down. Lucky for us, Wolfram Alpha is here to bring a little bit of handwritten flair to the web.
Today, Wolfram Alpha is introducing the Wolfram Alpha Handwritten Knowledge Engine, which they describe as a “more personal way of delivering computed answers.”
Ok, it’s an April Fools’ joke. But it’s a clever one.
According to a blog post, each of your queries will be transcribed and illustrated by a real live human!
“We had a thought not long ago that it would be nice to get you (the internet) a gift. One of those “just because” things to spread a bit of happiness around the world. Conventional wisdom holds that the best gifts are handmade. But making gifts by hand for over 2.2 billion people? It was a daunting challenge,” says Wolfram Alpha.
But they pulled it off, and are now offering “artisanal answers.”
Like this important question about whether or not they are, in fact, Skynet.
Even mathematical computations get the handwritten treatment.
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