I once had a girlfriend like Siri.
What she lacked in height, she made up for in a deep and abiding smart-alecness (or should that be smart-Alicianess?) that was, in its way, very fetching.
At least, at first.
But sometimes, I just wanted her to show some other human aspects. A little romance, perhaps. A touch of spontaneity. A tear or two, once in awhile.
Sadly, this wasn't to be. She had facts. She had a few very good jokes. She had some resentment about lies her mother had told her. And that was it.
That's why I'm slightly excited about Cortana. This is rumored to be Microsoft's answer to Apple's self-assured assistant.… Read more