I think about Kerouac and Siri, that AI phone thingy, I wonder what words, pedantic or brusque, might come from such a pairing.
“I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up” he may start.
“I’m sorry, I didn’t get that” she’d reply.
“This man who walked from coast to coast, doing a pancake tour of America?”
“Are you looking for the International House of Pancakes? There’s one nearby.”
He’d pause. “Yes” he’d say. “That sounds nice.”
“But you’re not listening.”
“I’m sorry, Jack. What can I help you with?”
“Dean Cassidy” Jack would say.
“There’s no one by that name in your Contacts. Do you mean…?
“No, No!” Would be his answer, frustrated now. He’d start again.
“I first met Dean…”