Illustration for article titled Wolfram Alpha: Hated, Sure, But Ridiculously Useful

Cursed by endless speculation that it would a "Google Killer," Wolfram Alpha has been hit with some serious backlash as of late. Here are six reasons to ignore the naysayers:


But first, a few things you need to know before you can start enjoying this thing. It's been said plenty of times before, but it bears repeating: Wolfram Alpha is not Google. It won't give you comparable results to Google, and you can't use it like Google. In fact, it's actually kinda picky, and the specific syntax it demands takes a while to get used to. But it's not that difficult, and well worth the trouble.

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