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Eavesdroppers Struggling with the Sounds of Siri

There’s a funny New York Times piece by Nick Wingfield about a new problem in the ever-changing world of cell phone netiquette. It’s all about what to do or not to do when the person next to you starts barking back at their iPhone 4S virtual assistant Siri.

Included in the article are several LA anecdotes. Along with the guy who had to endure listening to a woman while in line at a car dealership, there’s this tidbit from 24-year-old Jimmy Wong:

Wong was at an after-hours diner with friends in Los Angeles recently when they found themselves next to a man ordering Siri to write memos and dictate e-mails. They found the man’s conversation with his phone “creepy,” without any of the natural pauses and voice inflections that occur in a discussion between two people.

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Two WSJ Veterans Leave for New York Times

Nick Wingfield and Amy Chozick, veterans of The Wall Street Journal for 14 and eight years respectively, are both leaving the paper to join The New York Times. Wingfield will be a Tech Reporter stationed in Seattle and Chozick joins the Times as a Corporate Media Reporter.

For more, Romenesko has a memo regarding Winfield’s new position.