Siri now responds to wordy requests with a quote

snidesiriThe way Apple has Siri set up, it can make a lot of changes to it simply from changing some things on the server-side of the virtual assistant. That is one reason Siri isn’t available to work offline like many wish it was. One such change has started popping up over the last week dealing with long-winded and too wordy questions/requests. When asking Siri a long question or task to perform, it may give you back a quote:

A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines, and a machine no unnecessary parts. (William Strunk)

That is one of the quotes, another that has been seen is:

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do. (Thomas Jefferson)

If you have run into either of these, you may want to try shortening your wording a little bit. This could, however, also be something that is shown when the users’ request was simply too long for Apple’s servers to process, or it couldn’t quite get everything that you said. As pointed out by others, this could also be an attempt to control the load of Siri requests that the servers are being hit with.

What do you think? Have you seen either of these? Wondering what their actual purpose is? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.


Via: Cult of Mac, iLounge


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