Quote: Originally Posted by Captain Zero
But beyond that, I can use my Blackberry to do metric conversions.
Surely not -- what's wrong with a BRAIN.
Mind you in some countries you just have to despair at the standard of education on offer to those who can't afford or don't want to buy it privately.
I absolutely HATE blackberry's - a symbol of 21st century slavery. We call them "Tethering Machines" since if you are "email-able" at any time of the day or night you will obviously be answerable to someone else at THEIR rather than YOUR convenience.
I have no issue with mobile phones - but I definitely draw the line at blackberry's.
Getting back to the point at issue - Google is OK at what it does but if you really need something more specialized then there are plenty of alternatives out there already.
Google will only go away if people find it's not returning decent answers.
For instance if I serach "Quantum Computers" or "Quantum Computing" I want scientific article links returned not zillions of stores world wide calling themselves "Quantum Computers" etc.
Google will fail if the search results become too based on advertising rather than accuracy.