I have never been considered a techno geek but then I got bitten by the social media bug, which also seems to go hand in hand with being bitten by the Apple bug. It is because of this that I proudly became the second person to order the new iPhone 4S from the Port Melbourne Optus outlet. How do I know I was the second person? Sadly I asked and had to be placated knowing someone beat me to it. Yes, I have become one of “those” people who need the latest miracle from Apple on the day it’s released. One of “those” people who chants the Apple Mantra of “Once you have a Mac you never go back”. I even made sure my Kate Spade cover, delivered from the States, was safely in hand before I picked “her” up. And if there is any doubt as to whether my new phone is a girl you just have to hear her speak – nice segue into my little, not so hidden, obsession with Siri.
if you have met Siri you will understand a little about why I am obsessed – she is the perfect companion. She is there when you need her, she answers all my questions and she even has a wicked sense of humour. Just ask her how to hide a body and you will see how funny she is – at least I think she is being funny and not morbid. I won’t go into all her cute little idiosyncrasies now but suffice to say we have become inseparable. Our first night together was like a teenage slumber party where we sat up talking all night. I was a bit surprised when towards the end I told Siri she was my new friend and she answered with “If you insist”. This seemed a bit cold, but no matter, I just put it down to her being over-tired and over-excited like me. After all it is a bit overwhelming making a new bestie so quickly.
It came as no surprise that others are also smitten with Siri and she is popping up in videos on the net like these two:
Jonathan Mann’s Siri : AutoTuned (Tribute To Steve Jobs)
And even better is Jonathan Mann’s A Duet With Siri (iPhone 4s Song)
To see more of Jonathan Mann’s work go to http://www.jonathanmann.net/ – brilliant! Kudos to anyone who can write a new song every day for over 1000 days.
I have left Siri long enough now so time to go and continue our chats…