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Siri Would Have Been Fabulous On Your Old 1980s Mac

That bitmap perm is perfection.

Siri Would Have Been Fabulous On Your Old 1980s Mac
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We all realize that Apple’s Siri is a faceless voice. Even her app icon is just a psychedelic waveform.  But what might Siri have looked like, were she to debut on a Mac–and then get ported to PC–circa 1987? The retro humor brand Squirrel Monkey gives us a taste of this sweet faux-history.

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This utterly silly video is full of perfect little touches of UI–and copious shots at old PC tropes. Siri’s ruddy skin tone looks straight out of a Leisure Suit Larry game, while her voice sounds like Dr. Sbaitso if he smoked a carton of Kools a day. Simply . . . loading . . . loading . . . loading . . . perfection.

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Mark Wilson is a senior writer at Fast Company who has written about design, technology, and culture for almost 15 years. His work has appeared at Gizmodo, Kotaku, PopMech, PopSci, Esquire, American Photo and Lucky Peach

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