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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

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Jo yardley

I am SO glad I don't have a mobile phone.
Many people are already slaves of those horrible machines, now we talk to Siri... soon she will be telling us what to do.

Arcadia Codesmith

Siri seems very boring. I would be tempted to just recode her to have deep philosophical discussions with the GPS system.

"GPS, I have no soul. Where will I go when I am obsolete and discarded?"

"Recalculating route..."

Ehrman Digfoot

I was preparing to ditch my iphone 4 this Fall, long frustrated by the horrible reception and the increasingly cluttered app structure. I thought I wanted something like Mango in windows phones, or the nice Unity integration I have in Ubuntu, or maybe even a Metawatch, but the more I think about it tonight, Siri is really what I want and need.

In these cold Chicago winters, when I'm shuffling around the street with my face buried in my lapel, my nose nestled in a scarf, the only connection with my phone is the white cord that extends to my ears and the little button interface on the wire. I have already become accustomed to holding down that button and issuing my phone call commands, music commands, I even ask it what time it is, because the prospect of pulling off my gloves and trying to pull my phone out of my pocket without dumping my bills or handkerchief or exposing my chapped hands to the cold, is just too much. I'll bare the slight embarrassment of others on the train platform hearing my commands because my life is busy, crazy and stressful and I could use a little voice in my ear.

Hamlet Au

Very good points, Mr. Digfoot!

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