Decent White People

So this really smart guy named Wolfram has put together a new search tool that basically, well, here's the blurb:
"Today's Wolfram|Alpha is the first step in an ambitious, long-term project to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable by anyone. You enter your question or calculation, and Wolfram|Alpha uses its built-in algorithms and growing collection of data to compute the answer..."
So the good folk over at Gizmodo do a search on the word "dumb." Yeah, like Dumb and Dumber. Or Reid and Pelosi. Or Obama and Biden. You get my drift? kicks back the word "black" as a synonym. OK. Naturally, they assume there is some sort of racist overtones to the search engine. Really? Have we reached that stage of newspeak already? I'm afraid we might have.

On a side note, I love Gizmodo. They do some great work (usually) and get to play with lots of cool toys. Color me envious.



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