If Siri existed in the 1980s


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/02/13/if-siri-existed-in-the-1980s.html


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Missed an opportunity:

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One 3.5" diskette? pff.

And where are the manuals?

Edit:

Needs some copy protection


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Apple Future Vision 1987


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The 90s-era ending of “Carousel of Progress” at WDW is wondrously dated, but somehow current; the house’s virtual assistant is a dead ringer for Alexa/Siri, and the cheesy looking VR game is honestly not far off from any of the cool hip new VR games out right now.


#9

That brings back (weirdly nostalgic) nightmares.


#10

They even have a flat-panel widescreen TV!


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The world wide web did not exist in the 1980’s. Usenet, baby. Usenet.

alt.rec.speechrec.windows.siri.reviews


#13

Oh, imagine the flame wars there could’ve been.


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I know the Apple II was a stickler about uppercase, but I’m not so sure about the IBM PC.


#17

That show was so awesome.


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