Siri doesn't make coffee

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119
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I'm a big fan of technology, and at the same time, I tend to review new devices forever because I just don't want too much new stuff to deal with at one time.  It took me two years to upgrade my Palm to a new iPhone.  So, I'm a bit slow on some decisions. Siri Reminder

Ironically, I've been kicking myself for the past 5 months because I didn't upgrade to the iPhone sooner.  It has become an indispensable partner in my work.  Today, my wife put it all in perspective for me. 

My wife has been out of town for a week.  I always depend on her to be my "hey, did you remember this" person.  I have a lot going on with two very busy businesses.  So, I need a lot of reminders.  This week, I was on my own so I put Siri to work as my "phone wife."  Whenever I remembered something I needed to be reminded of, I would just say, "Siri, remind me to . . . "  Of course she was always faithful.

So, I was telling Buffy about my new found assistant and how wonderful it was to have this great reminder service readily available.  To which she said, "Siri doesn't make coffee."  In perspective, she's right.  Siri is awesome, and I will use her service whenever needed, but in the end, she doesn't make coffee.  The human touch is still important.  

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Cheryl Thomson, REALTOR, U.S Army-Veteran
Jobin Realty (703.216.5635) cheryltee47@gmail.com - Woodbridge, VA
Real Estate in Northern Virginia

Mike...can you believe I have NOT used SIRI yet?  

Jul 23, 2012 01:23 AM #49
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Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
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Katrina, I do love that girl.  She's a big help in business, and she can actually find a good restaurant too.  Now, if she could just tune up my car.  

Thanks, Vanessa.  Definitely a learning curve with the iPhone, but with two 20-something boys around it's not a problem.

M&M, I've kicked myself more than once over my own delay.  What an asset to my life and business.

I'm waiting to hear that familiar phrase, Charlie.  "There's an app for that."

Jul 23, 2012 01:33 AM #50
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Mike Cooper
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What's up with that, Cheryl?  It's because you're so on top of things that you don't need to.  8-)  Goobers like me need Siri to keep us on track.  

Jul 23, 2012 01:34 AM #51
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Ashley Connolly
Northeast Water Wells Inc - Jaffrey, NH

I absolutly love my iphone and couldnt live without it :)

Jul 23, 2012 01:37 AM #52
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Mike Cooper
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I would definitely miss her if she ran away from home.  8-)

Jul 23, 2012 01:51 AM #53
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Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
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I can't wait for siri to be my assitant  .  . .two more months!

Jul 23, 2012 01:56 AM #54
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Mike Cooper
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You'll love it, Fernando.  It is really helpful.

Jul 23, 2012 02:00 AM #55
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Jennifer Chiongbian
Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses - Manhattan, NY
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LOL!  That's a great story!  Yes, technology can be just as indespensible as the human touch.

Jul 23, 2012 03:19 AM #56
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
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But can she type?

Jul 23, 2012 05:10 AM #57
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Bud & Beth McKinney
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Excellent post! Very enjoyable. And you are very right. There is nothing quite like the human touch.

Jul 23, 2012 05:20 AM #58
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Marie Fox
Foxy Interiors Inc. Lake Mary Florida - Lake Mary, FL
Lake Mary, Florida, Home Stager & RE Photographer
Siri is awesome at taking notes and finding things. I love my iPhone. My husband still makes the coffee. Have a great day. Oh and by the way Siri made this comment too.
Jul 23, 2012 05:57 AM #59
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Mike Cooper
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Yes it is, Jennifer.  Got to have it.

Good question, Yolanda.  Let me ask her.  8-)

No there isn't, B&B.

I don't doubt it a bit, Marie.  Well, maybe a little.

Jul 23, 2012 06:18 AM #60
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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I suppose it is my fault that I have not mastered a benign and advantageous relationship with Siri. I have not determined Siri’s usefulness and find Siri to be intrusive when I am attempting another operation and Siri pops up.

Jul 23, 2012 07:12 AM #61
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Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
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John, I'm learning that she pops up when you hold the phone as certain way.  I was having that same issue.  Not so much now. 

Jul 23, 2012 07:17 AM #62
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team - Dallas, TX
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Siri may not make coffee, but did you hear about the new car that will!?! (it's a Fiat)

Jul 23, 2012 08:27 AM #63
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Mike Cooper
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That wouldn't be good for me, Lisa.  I spend too much time in my car now.  8-)

Jul 23, 2012 08:34 AM #64
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Kevin Mackessy
Blue Olive Properties, LLC - Highlands Ranch, CO
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Siri is being updated in the new iOS 6 this fall. Should see some major improvements for habitual Siri users.
Jul 23, 2012 08:56 AM #65
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Mike Cooper
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Now, I'm jealous, Kevin.

Jul 23, 2012 09:01 AM #66
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Marie Fox
Foxy Interiors Inc. Lake Mary Florida - Lake Mary, FL
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Hey Mike, for real, Siri posts my blog comments on AR. I go to comments and click in the box. I hit the mike icon to the left of the space bar. I tell Siri what to say and tell her the punctuation and voilà off I go! Hit done and submit comment.
Jul 23, 2012 09:41 AM #67
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Marie Fox
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Yolanda yes, the iPhone 4Si can type.
Jul 28, 2012 01:15 AM #68
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