Wolfram|Alpha And The SCOTUS Pick


This search engine -- sorry, computational knowledge engine -- is apparently the future of everything, so I queried it about the identity of President Barack Obama's Supreme Court pick.  Answer: "Wolfram|Alpha isn't sure what to do with your input."  Ok, I'll make it easier. I typed in "Barack Obama Supreme Court." Wolfram|Alpha isn't sure what to do with your input. How about "Barack Obama?"  Ah, it returns this: "Barack Hussein Obama II."  I think I'll stick with Google....

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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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