Now, “everybody”:http://www.technorati.com/cosmos/links.html?rank=&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Fhelp%2Ffeatures.html%23calculator&sub=Get+Link+Cosmos has already gone on and on about the new Google “built in calculator”:http://www.google.com/help/features.html#calculator, and “the fun one can have with it”:http://www.kottke.org/03/08/030814fun_with_the.html. The most awe inspiring thing about it is that it’s the easiest calculator I’ve ever used. You can ask it questions in english and get back answers!
It can answer questions that not only have stumped philosophers over the ages, but includes details which many have never even thought of to ask (the three teaspoons):
bq. What’s the answer to life, the universe and everything multiplied by the speed of light divided by three teaspoons? Answer: 8.51523871 × 1014 m-2 s-1
Via: “Waxy.org: Fun with Google’s Calculator”:http://www.waxy.org/archive/2003/08/14/fun_with.shtml