Is Bing Smarter Than You?

When touch-typing, I just blasted this into my browser address bar:

ysos,cin

And then pressed enter before my brain could engage the brakes on my fingers. It turns out that I had my right hand off by one column on my keyboard. It was a column to the left, and I resigned myself to a page of garbage results.

(Edit: The first result is, of course, not garbage :) )

Where do you think I was trying to go?

Bing knew, and I’m still caught somewhere between disbelief and amazement.

5 Responses to “Is Bing Smarter Than You?”

  1. Georg writes:

    Of course this blog entry now hides all former search results. I asume it was USPS.com

  2. Tommy Williams writes:

    I don’t think it would work for me because I use a Dvorak keyboard. And a slightly non-standard one at that.

  3. Lee Holmes writes:

    Tommy – The funny thing is, I normally use Dvorak too, but am on a Qwerty phase for a bit to keep my fluency :) When I initially did the typo, I thought it was written in Dvorak instead and was even more stunned :)

  4. Dongbo Wang writes:

    It’s amazing. How the Bing figures out it’s USPS.com?

  5. Kcp writes:

    They took the results from google of course. http://searchengineland.com/google-bing-is-cheating-copying-our-search-results-62914

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