There is not doubt that Siri, Apple’s digital assistant that comes with the iPhone 4S, has made a huge impact in the mobility world and has swept across the country  in conversations everywhere. Asking Siri questions like, “what is the meaning of life?” Which she responds:

“Life: the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death.”

Ask Siri a second time and her answer is:

“Try to be nice to people, avoid easting fat, read a good book every not and then, get some walking in, and try to live together in peace and harmony with people of all creeds and nations.”

So we have two totally different answers to the same question in which I used the same voice for both. Now here is where things could get really ugly for some of us as it appears that Siri is in cahoots with the Jolly old fat man who brings lots of toys to good little girls and boys. That’s right Santa. With some video evidence from Apple suggesting that Siri is only helping out with directions, weather updates, retrieving emails, and reading texts from Mrs. Claus, can we be sure that Siri isn’t involved in some secret capacity on who is naughty and nice? I asked Siri recently about how my prospects were looking this year with Santa and Siri said:

“Doug, I don’t understand “Siri have I been naughty or nice”.

Siri is obviously covering up here influence. I may need to try to trip her up:

“Siri will I get lots of presents this year for Christmas”

Siri Responds: “I found a number of gift shops not far from you:”

You’re good Siri. Keep trying to throw me off when I know you have some sort of sinister influence over Santa. I figured I better get some hard answers from Siri regarding any possible  involvement with Santa and potentially measure her as a possible asset or not. I asked here flat out:

Finally I had to ask her flat out": “Siri, do you know Santa Claus?” She responded by saying:

“This is about you, not me.”

Siri was good at not betraying her possible alliance with Santa. There is a strong possibility that she could be watching our every move and feeding naughty and nice information back to Santa. After watching Apple’s new video that is running with Santa and his involvement with Siri, I have advised my 8 year old (Jake who is writing this with me) that harassing Siri may not be in someone who is looking for a huge Christmas payout’s best interest.

Jake walked off muttering something under his breath and I finally asked Siri something really important:

“Siri, when is the iPad 3 going to come out?”

Siri responds: “Everything you need to know about Apple products is at Apple’s web site: (link provided)

ARGH!

3 COMMENTS

  1. Somebody should tell Santa that Windows Phone only requires a single push of the Calendar to see the entire day’s agenda.  Apple has now lost the title of simplicity and intuitive king.

    • I don’t think Apple has lost the simplicity title over the calendar app. I am looking at both if them and they are both pretty simply to use. They both require single button push to get to the agenda. I give the edge to WP only because the live tile is pretty cool. 

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