Watson now available for free: Following Panic’s lead, Watson developer Dan Wood has released his popular Mac OS X application free of charge–sort of. Mac users who want a copy must find and download it off the Web (the latest version is currently available on the Yahoo! Watson Users Group) and then enter their name, email@example.com in the e-mail field, and BNVQTTW 4P3SMC7 R7L8S3V 1XGKGG7A in the registration field. As previously reported, Wood sold the Watson technology to Sun in June. A Java version was supposed to be released for Mac OS X, but Sun has apparently put it on the back burner for the foreseeable future. It should also be noted that some of Watson’s tools are no longer functional, and Wood said he cannot update the program because of the deal with Sun.
[ Via MacMinute ]
The story above, from Mac Minute, states that the Watson installer is available on the Yahoo! Watson Users Group, but they have apparently been swamped with download requests because they have exceeded their bandwith limit. I was able to find a copy of Watson 1.7.5 (the current version) here. I’ve also made it available for download from my server by clicking below.