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....

Presented by

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.

Google Street View, Transformed Into a Tiny Planet

A 360-degree tour of our world, made entirely from Google's panoramas

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Google Street View, Transformed Into a Tiny Planet

A 360-degree tour of our world, made entirely from Google's panoramas

Video

The 86-Year-Old Farmer Who Won't Quit

A filmmaker returns to his hometown to profile the patriarch of a family farm

Video

Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

Video

Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

Video

The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

More in Politics

Just In