Monday, October 20, 2014

The Possibilities of Tech

Here's the article: To Siri, With Love


James R said...

Welcome Siri to the world of unintended consequences. How nice to step out of the predicted world of dire repercussions (especially with regard to technology) to the world of actual human results. So, aside from being a personal assistant, it may become the human ideal for patience and politeness—a sort of standard for human behavior.

Very nice. Thanks for posting.

Big Myk said...

Yes, I supposed that I sensed this without actually realizing it when I posted, but the story demonstrates how just a little politeness can enrich peoples' lives. While the notion of politeness has fallen out of favor as something false, it is still, as Siri shows, a way of showing acceptance and respect. One of my favorite lines is from Oliver Wendell Holmes: "Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become."