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May 29, 2009

From: Interview by Monica Attard, ABC Local

What do your children make of what you do?

Well, at least three of them are quite avid users [of the Wolfram Language], and in the development of Wolfram|Alpha they’ve been mightily amused by many of the bugs. One of them was particularly taken with the moment where if you typed in “elephant”, it wasn’t talking about the species, it somehow got confused about a thing called Elephant Island that’s somewhere near Antarctica. They have been harsh critics of some of the things that haven’t worked right as the site has been being developed.

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