Mat Honan, talking about Siri on Gizmodo today:

The ads deceived me in other subtle ways, too. I love John Coltrane. I’ve got many of his songs in my music library, yet when I ask Siri to “play some Coltrane” (just like in the commercial!) it tells me it can’t find any “coal train.” Is that my fault, Siri? Or do you just not do homophones? Are you not intelligent enough to contextualize sound?

CONSPIRACY THEORY ALERT: The guy in the commercial who tells Siri to ‘play some Coltrane’ is a black dude. Could it be that Siri is racist who doesn’t think white people should listen to John Coltrane?

First we discovered her Pro-Life leanings, now this. Apple, you’ve got some ‘splaining to do.

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Kyle Bunch

Partnerships for R/GA Ventures. Raised in California, adopted by Texas. Opinions expressed here are mine and they are fantastic.

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