June 24, 2002

Google Questions

The folks at Google sure keep busy. There's yet another beta feature now, called Google Answers, where you pay "Researchers" to find anwers to questions you have.

I tried it out.

Unfortunately, Google Answers could not answer these questions:

  • Where is Osama Bin Laden?
  • Is now a good time to buy SALNC?
  • Was the anthrax scare actually a wag-the-dog scam to defer media attention from Enron?
  • When does Google do its IPO?
  • Why am I burping so much today?

But it could answer the following
  • Should I take Interstate 20 or 40?
    (One answer, costing $100)
  • Will I get an agent this summer?
    (One answer, costing $12)
  • What is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything?
    (Three answers, each costing $4.00)
  • Why is the sky blue?
    (Four answers, ranging from $4 to $5)
  • What is the best topic on The WELL?
    (FIFTY-TWO answers, ranging in price from $4 to $100)
Posted by brian at June 24, 2002 01:22 AM

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