Microsoft Cortana

As long as they don’t turn her into a sexy version of Clippy, or let her strand me at a check point with insufficient ammo and a sense of impending doom, I think I’m actually okay with Microsoft turning Cortana into a virtual assistant. It’s obvious that the company needs some kind of personality involved with their products, and Jen Taylor certainly deserves the work. My only reservation is that Cortana might be to Siri what Bing is to Google. Considering that Siri’s inelegant failure modes have made her the butt of jokes [1], despite her entertaining sass, that might be a truly awful outcome.

  1. In Agents of Shield, one of the characters said, “This is so cool! It’s like Siri if it worked.”  ↩