Monday, June 8, 2009

Bing is supersweet!

Bing is supersweet! I'm a big skeptic. But I've been very impressed with the speed and completeness of answers so far. My favorite thing is that when I use bing for a bit, and then go try google again, google looks so... old and dated. One thing I use a lot of in google that isn't present in bing are the unit conversions. But as I was writing this message, I thought to myself, "really? would they miss that?" so I did a quick search "alt+d ? bing unit conversion" (gotta love the keyboard shortcuts for a new search), and sure enough I found several tips on how to do unit conversions in bing.

But here's the problem. I'm lazy.

if I enter "67 kilograms in pounds", then it gives my my answer. But in Google, I can enter "67kg=lbs" or anything resembling that kind of equation. The trick I didn't know was that in bing, you have to say "in".

So, thinking back a long time ago, back to the days of word2.0... It had a feature that allowed die-hard-loyal fans of WordPerfect to use all the commands from WordPerfect - directly in Word. I could use all my "slash commands" from WordPerfect even though I was using Word. It made the transition trivial for me, and enjoyable because Word had so many cool new features in it, but, don't forget, I'm lazy, so I didn't want to learn *how* to get to the features I already knew.

Please, please... add the ability for me to easily do in bing what I already am trained to do in google.

And please, keep up the great work you guys are doing!!!

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