Shawn Blanc on Siri:
It’s one thing to talk to your iPhone in your car or while out on a jog. It’s another thing to talk to your iPhone while in a public setting, even around friends. I guess we won’t know until we actually begin to use Siri, but I have a hard time imagining any times that I will genuinely use it other than to send and reply to text messages when in my car.
First, I think a lot of people are making assumptions about Siri despite the fact that most have not used it. Second, I keep hearing people making the same assumption as Blanc. While his assertion may be true, I think most of us would have made the same comment about talking on a cell phone in public, or whipping it out to check Twitter in work meetings or at dinner.
It seems weird now, but it works and is more convenient, it will be commonplace, and in a couple of years we won’t even notice anymore.