I just watched an I Phone or I Pad commercial where someone is using the device to run an Curious George picture book for his/her child. Curious George is some sort of astronaut you see, and is flying to the moon. The kid asks for the distance between the earth and the moon and – wouldn’t you know it – the SURI interactive voice on the IPad has the answer immediately.
It made me think that there needs to be a SURI voice for answering children if you, the parent, would like to raise your child as if it were born before – say – 1980:
Kid: “Suri, how far is it to the moon?”
SURI: “Shut up, goddammit! Can’t you see I’m on the phone?”
(Kid begins to cry)
Kid: “But Suri!! You *are* the phone!!”
SURI: “Stop crying, or I’ll give you something to cry about!”