I love technology. I have an especially strong penchant for cell phones–I sometimes spend time watching unboxing videos of the latest gadgets, and I’ve attempted to write a comparison post over the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S3 a number of times, but can’t ever quite figure out where I stand.
But one thing I like a lot on both phones is the voice-to-text capability. Yeah, it’s been around for a while–especially on Google phones–but it’s still pretty awesome.
But allow me a brief rant:
HOW FREQUENTLY DO PEOPLE END SENTENCES WITH THE WORDS “excavation point”???????
Seriously Apple/Siri. Get it together. I don’t exactly have poor diction – I pronounce the ‘T’ when I say “exactly” and I over-annunciate the syllables in “interesting.” But probably 50% of the time, Siri ends my sentences with “excavation point.”
Siri: What would you like to text to “Mom”?
Me: I’ll see you in a little while exclamation point
Siri: I’ve updated your message, it says, “I’ll see you in a little while excavation point,” are you ready to send?
Me: You have got to be $%^*ing kidding, Siri – how many times do we have to go over this?!
Is there some sort of archaeological company that has a contract with Apple for iPhones? Are there thousands of archaeologists using Siri to text their colleagues about the placement of their latest excavation points?
I mean, come on excavation point
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