Apple’s Siri Announcement has Great Timing

We know that texting while driving is dangerous but new research shows it may be even more of a concern than researchers previously thought. How bad you ask? Well according to an article by TMCnet’s Jamie Epstein you are 11 times more likely to blow a flashing yellow light if you are texting what you had for breakfast. On a side note, this is an even bigger problem for Yours Truly who enjoys a big breakfast with lots of ingredients. 🙂

The good news here for Apple – the company’s new Siri software should help bring awareness to speech recognition as a viable alternative to life-threatening e-mail while driving. Of course I have been writing about speech recognition and “office assistant” type technology for over a decade – but like many technologies including MP3 players – you really need Apple to help bring them to the mainstream.

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