What's with the Wolfram|Alpha Control Room?
There’s no doubt about it, the launch of Wolfram|Alpha has been truly strange.
They oddly chose to launch on Friday night, a time when even the majority of Battlestar Galactica fans opted to use their DVRs and go out. And they’ve fed a media hype machine to levels that they cannot possibly live up to.
But the weirdest thing about Wolfram|Alpha is that they have a control room, like NASA, or like the villains from 24. Nerds hunch over their laptops in stadium style seating, with huge monitors and projected images on a big wall in front of them. Apparently, launching a web app is serious business. They even have a live web feed, which primarily broadcasts video of some guy standing at the back of the room scratching himself.
So, if you think this is all incredibly surreal like I do, I invite you to take any of the above images, download Comic Life, and have some fun. Here’s my stab at it:
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