I just bought a new iPad. I can’t believe I’m saying that because when I bought my first iPad I thought it was the most expensive, frivolous toy I’d ever purchased. Then it became my new best friend. I became so attached that when my son began borrowing it regularly to use iMovie and watch Netflix and record his podcasts I missed having my iPad at my side.
So I bought a new one with all the bells and whistles, including Siri. Again, I thought Siri was frivolous and fun but in under a week, I found that she could text my son faster than I can find my glasses and do it myself. I can ask her to wake me in the morning faster than I can set the alarm clock and the other day, she told me who won the hockey game I missed. That was a biggie because before Siri, I would have gone online to a hockey blog or newspaper to find that answer. Thanks to Siri, those digital outlets lost my views. As a writer, I feel bad. As a busy person, I’m excited.