How are you this week? I am well.
I am still thinking about WWDC, the conference I attended last week. The keynote was kinda boring. And the analysis of all the announcements has also been kinda boring. I’ve decided that is a good thing: sometimes we need some boring, slow, incremental advancements. I have read some articles about how “Apple has lost it” and I am sure it’s just that people have no sense of history .
I am excited about two things:
1. Apple mentioned work on old stuff like Finder, Automator, and QuickLook.
2. Siri Shortcuts and Intents are possibly going to be great.
The idea is that when I write an app: for every screen or button or whatever I program the app to continually tell Siri what is going on. Like “showing an order screen for three items” or “looking up weather at this zip code” and over time Siri will decide which types of things you like to do and when you like to do them. And eventually, Siri will try to do them for you before you even ask for them. This could end up going no where, but I am optimistic that this could allow us to use our devices less often, because they will continually be doing the things we like them to do without us asking. We’ll see.
Also, in other personal news, I am trying out a “fanny pack” while traveling this time. There is a recent trend of people wearing them “Rambo style” and we’ll see how that goes for me. I do like that I can keep larger things like my passport closer and more accessible. And I am, of course, mildly embarrassed by the whole idea of it. Because I am embarrassed about everything I do. Like typing out this paragraph.