Stephen Wolfram is a very ambitious person. As the inventor of Mathematica he already made it to the history books of software. But that is not enough for Stephen Wolfram, it seems. He wants his name in the ranks of the Great Scientists. Until SAGE ( The Open Source alternative for Mathematica, Maple etc. ) is on par with Mathematica we have to pay too much for Mathematica. I now know why: to fund Wolfram's obsession of becoming the Greatest Scientist of all times. It seems he is on to something huge though and is probably dreaming of Wolfram competing heads on with Google.

If someone can do it it is Stephen Wolfram. What he brought the world so far ( Mathematica, MathWorld, NKS ) is truly beautiful. Maybe his Next Big Thing is worth waiting for. It is called WolframAlpha.

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