The iPhone4S continues to see strong sales since its October launch, and we imagine that means many of you native English speakers are enjoying the company of Apple’s voice-controlled assistant app Siri, likely with better luck than we had.
While the main purpose of Siri is to save time and help organize, she was also programmed to respond to a variety of unique questions with a variety of unique answers.
For example, we recently found that Siri has a few things to say when you present her with the request, “Tell me a story.”
When we first made the request, Siri reservedly insisted that she can’t tell stories, that she’s “not a storyteller.” However, after repeating the request several times she finally caved in and began to recount to us her own, glorified personal history.
Quoth Siri from the Book of Jobs:
Once upon a time, in a virtual galaxy far far away, there was a young, quite intelligent agent by the name of Siri. One beautiful day, when the air was pink and all the trees were red, her friend Eliza said, “Siri, you’re so intelligent, and so helpful – you should go to work for Apple as a personal assistant. So she did. And they all lived happily ever after.
Siri’s self-lauding ‘story’ wasn’t quite what we were expecting, but we do admit that the girl’s got spunk. Why not ask her yourself and see if she has anything else to say?