The Big Bang Theory is one of my all time favourite sitcoms, so no wonder i found the most recent episode an absolute hoot, as it brought together a geeky astrophysicist that can only talk to women when intoxicated, and Siri, the iPhone 4S voice assistant. There just had to be a spark there.
As Dr Raj Koothrappali develops a close relationship with his iPhone voice assistant, Apple gets the chance to highlight some of the many key features of Siri, including finding local places that serve gelatto, and location based reminders. Thinking about it, are we sure this was not just another clever Apple advert disguised as the Big Bang Theory? To keep it somewhat in balance, they also highlighted one of the issues with the voice assistant; how to handle dialects and speech impediments. Anyway, for those of you that have not yet seen the episode, i won’t go and spoil the moment by giving away all details about the Raj and Siri love affair.