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    Dovella
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    AndyC

    I don't get it. Why would I want all those things on little bits of paper when the precise reason I bought a smartphone is so I don't have to carry around bits of paper with all that kind of stuff on?

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    Ray7

    , AndyC wrote

    I don't get it. Why would I want all those things on little bits of paper when the precise reason I bought a smartphone is so I don't have to carry around bits of paper with all that kind of stuff on?

    It's cute, but I have to agree. I'm not sure why folk just wouldn't sent me an email message.

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    rhm

    , AndyC wrote

    I don't get it. Why would I want all those things on little bits of paper when the precise reason I bought a smartphone is so I don't have to carry around bits of paper with all that kind of stuff on?

    The answer is revealed in the video - people who carry around Moleskine notebooks love this crap.

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    blowdart

    , AndyC wrote

    I don't get it. Why would I want all those things on little bits of paper when the precise reason I bought a smartphone is so I don't have to carry around bits of paper with all that kind of stuff on?

    I have a smartphone but I still write down shopping lists and addresses I'm going to. And I use notebooks in meetings. Paper ones.

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    Ray7

    I was walking around a shop the other day, and a bloke had his shopping list on an iPad.

    Nearly slapped him.

     

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    BitFlipper

    @Ray7:

    That is pretty annoying. But can you imagine how annoying it is when someone in a public place (like a train or bus) thinks he is cool by using Siri? I actually had to endure this once.

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    kettch

    @BitFlipper: I've been doing the shoppinglist-in-OneNote-synced-to-my-phone gag since the beginning. Is that so bad? I could see it being annoying if somebody is making a show of it, but I hate when people get offended at the nearest sight of tech in public.

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    cbae

    @BitFlipper:

    iPhone User: "Siri, does talking to you in public make me look cool?"

    Siri: "No, and quit embarrassing me. And yourself."

     

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    BitFlipper

    @kettch:

    No I think you missed the point. Doing it on an iPad is a bit of overkill and makes it impractical because of its size. Which means the person is probably doing it to show off.

     

    @cbae:

    Yea good one Big Smile

    Which is why I think Siri is just a gimmick. The only place it makes sense is at home and then I would not even want to use it in front of my family. It is just too annoying to everyone else within earshot. So I find claims that Siri is a "paradigm shift" to be quite ridiculous. It has some initial wow factor but after people realize how impractical it is in real life they will just not use it that much, if at all.

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    kettch

    @BitFlipper: No, I got the point. Perhaps I was just feeling a bit defensive. I took my tablet with me when I went appliance shopping. I had put a bunch of spec sheets into OneNote and had notes on everything. While I feel that was an ok reason to take it with me, using it just for a shopping list would be too much.

    When it comes to using voice interaction on a device, the only time I've found it to be useful at all was via bluetooth while driving. Anything else is public electronic masturbation.

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    brian.​shapiro

    Does it always print out that face when its done?

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    JoshRoss

    @brian.shapiro: I think that if it crashes the eyes x-out.

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    qvp

    It's about time they brought receipt printers into our homes! Perplexed  

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    brian.​shapiro

    , JoshRoss wrote

    @brian.shapiro: I think that if it crashes the eyes x-out.

    If your wife sends you a note on your Little Printer asking for a divorce, does it still show the smiley face?

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    magicalclick

    Some of them really make a habit out of it. Like using facebook (typically on iPhone) while eating dinner with friends.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    Ray7

    , BitFlipper wrote

    @Ray7:

    That is pretty annoying. But can you imagine how annoying it is when someone in a public place (like a train or bus) thinks he is cool by using Siri? I actually had to endure this once.

    "Siri, set up a a 3.00pm appointment for my back wax, email my wife and tell her I'll be working late  at the office, email Suzi and tell her I've booked us the hotel and I'll see her there at six. Oh, and send a message to my doctor: the rash hasn't cleared up and it still hurts when I pee."

    "No problem. I have received an email from your wife."

    "Read it for me."

    "Yes. The email reads: I am in the next carriage you scum-sucking putz  and I can hear your whiney little voice all the way from back here. I'm calling my lawyer. When you get home you can find all your s**t on the sidewalk."

     

     

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    TommyCarlier

    I actually use my iPad Mini (aka iPod Touch) for managing groceries. When I need something, I add it to the list and when I'm shopping I get a nice overview of what I need, grouped by shop and section (using the app beShop).

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