Friday, October 21, 2011

Siri, the 8 hour hack

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This is an interesting tech story, which reaches down to my ancient roots as a programmer.  Apparently, Siri is a mash-up of various apps, probably spun up at the last minute.  Most of this doesn't matter, since nobody can get through to it anyway.  I had thought it was an advantage for Apple that would be unique for  a long time.  I can't imagine using something like this ---- too weird.

4 comments:

Monado said...

I know nothing about this but I'll pass the link on to a few people who might be interested.

You know, you could have more than two posts per page...

Harold Asmis said...

There, I put it back to 5. I cut it down when I'm depressed, and want to quit. Then I forget to put it back up again. :)

Gus said...

Speaktoit assistant for android was before Siri. I've had it and asked things like "where can I go and get good chinese food nearby?" and it has pointed places with 4 or 5 stars out on google maps. The tech was well developed in the 90s getting better all the time. The only thing preventing it has been voice to text and text to voice limitations.
It's funny that Apple can stir so much interest over old hat by making it shiny. As far as I'm concerned, Linus Torvalds should inherit 50% of Apple's net worth for selling a product based on something they gave away for free!

Harold Asmis said...

Apple mined Berkeley Unix for free, not Linux. Everybody derived from Berkeley, including Sun. It was this wholesale pillage that brought on the GPL license. Maybe they should 'Occupy Apple' ??