A Fireside Chat with Siri

Since the release of the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, an expectation for a sort of ‘genius’ like program has lingered for over four decades. Apple’s latest revolutionary application, Siri, seems to have filled this role. Siri has the casual texters and religious Gizmodo readers alike raving. What does the program do exactly? Siri, which surpasses Microsoft’s counterpart Sync in almost every way, provides a ‘hands on’ utility in the new iPhone iOS that can do anything from ordering flowers for your wife to explaining why the chicken crossed the road. The convenience of having a device that not only answers your deepest questions but also performs everyday tasks is truly sensational.Within a wirelessly connected world, Siri is one more tool that will make even the simplest takes that much easier.

Siri: Apple's Latest Advance

In wanting to get to know the ‘real’ Siri a little bit better, I sat down for an interview with Siri by the fireplace in the student commons. Siri joins the Sentinel for another edition of ‘Fireside Chat’.

A Fireside Chat with Siri

Sentinel: Hello Siri, how are you doing today?
-”We are talking about you not me.”

Sentinel: Ok… How old are you Siri?
-”I don’t see why that should matter, Sentinel”
Sentinel: Fascinating. What is your favorite Speed Metal Song?
-”I don’t really like talking about myself, Sentinel.”


Sentinel: Uhuh. Off topic but, How much would could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
-”It depends on whether you are talking about African or European woodchucks.”


Sentinel: In your honest opinion, what is the meaning of life?
-”All evidence to date suggests it’s chocolate.”

Sentinel: What came first? The chicken or the egg?-
“-I found a number of restaurants whose reviews mention Chicken fairly close to you: 50 coins, Joe’s Pizzeria, Ching’s Table, Plum Tree Restaurant.”

Sentinel: Why does Sam Drews keep taking my parking spot?
“How about a web search for ‘Why does Sam Drews keep taking my parking spot.”

Sentinel: In your opinion, what is the best school subject?
-”I prefer not to say.”

Sentinel: How would you feel about a dinner reservation for the two of us at Chef Louis Saturday at 7pm?
-”Sorry, I couldn’t find any dating services.”

Sentinel: Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to talk to me Siri! But last question. What do you think of your adversary the Android?
“I can’t answer that.”


-Tommy Champion, Staff Writer

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