From time to time, I feel inspired enough about something to write about it,
but don’t hold your breath.

Wolfram Alpha and Hubristic User Interfaces

URL: http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/2009/07/wolfram-alpha-and-hubristic-user.html

An excellent write-up on the difference between control and intelligent user interfaces, the failure of natural language search in Wolfram Alpha, and the "demo illusion" (i.e. a person having success with a system they have created may not lead to success among the masses).

(via Signal vs Noise)