If this post is your introduction to Wolfram Alpha, you will be glad you stopped here today. I tell people that Wolfram Alpha is as significant as a Google search. Wolfram Alpha is not a replacement for Google. They do two do two entirely different things.
To begin, take a look at this short video:
Here is a video with a little more detail (but still under 5 minutes):
The next post will continue our exploration of Wolfram Alpha.