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.
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.