Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dad meets Siri

I took Dad (who's 95) out for lunch today, as I do a couple of days a week. I wanted to find a Target in the area we were in, so I picked up my iPhone and asked Siri for help, and she promptly identified a Target five miles away. Dad was very impressed. However, further discussion revealed that he thought Siri was an a human being-- basically, he thought I was calling information, and he envisioned a giant room full of operators sitting there, answering the questions of all iPhone owners everywhere with incredible patience and swiftness. I explained that Siri was actually just a computer program... but I don't think he really believed me:-).

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