Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Misplaced Snark of the Day: Siri’s women’s healthcare problem

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From libertarian journalist Adam Thierer:

Tweet by Adam Thierer (@AdamThierer) [@ 11/30/11 10:14 PM] | Twitter

are Onion writers penning @ACLU petitions these days? I can't figure out if I'm supposed to take this seriously:

The ACLU petition-in-question is to ask that Apple fix an apparent glitch that renders Siri, the voice-activated “personal assistant” program for the iPhone 4S, utterly unable to locate various types of women’s healthcare services, such as abortion clinics and even access to birth control.

But apparently, that’s only a problem worth taking seriously to us liberal types – after all, failing to refer needy women to appropriate healthcare services, even when they’re readily available in the area, is really just silly.

(via @radleybalko)