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Re: Life in a Post-Siri World
Posted by: Rob Enderle 2011-11-14 11:57:02
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The current generation of smartphones is a bit of a kludge. They require a lot of text entry, but most don't have keyboards. As a result, they generally suck at it. Siri, Apple's new voice-command technology, points the way to a future that is more like the past, where phones are good at what phones have always been good at -- voice -- and typing may become, at least on smartphones, a thing of the past. While voice command has been around since the early days of PCs, it has never really taken off.


Rise of voice recognition technology wasn't necessarily inevitable
Posted by: sfcopywriter 2011-11-14 12:05:31 In reply to: Rob Enderle
Many people have been acting like the rise of voice recognition technology was inevitable, but I'm not sure I agree with that. Voice recognition technology has been around for a while but no one has done it well enough to warrant widespread, everyday usage. This is yet another example of how doing something first isn't as important as doing it early AND well. There are more lessons to learn from Siri. Check them out here:
3 Lessons Siri Can Teach You About Marketing!
http://blog.sfcopywriter.com/2011/10/25/3-lessons-siri-can-teach-you-about-marketing/
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