First of all, I just love that word infernal...sounds like a word you might have heard on a 50’s sitcom. (A bit random, but in actuality, it was most popular in the 1600’s)
I think you’ll enjoy Tom Ashbook’s NPR show on Siri and Cluzee, the new voice activated software for the iPhone and Android phones. I’m just fascinated by all of the possibilities as this technology becomes more refined and more a part of our everyday lives. As I read a few of the readers comments from On Point, I reconnected to an memorable and pertinent TEDTalk by Larry Lessig from 2007. I bet his John Philip Sousa story will stay with you.