While Siri was first introduced into our culture in July of 2005, I've just recently tapped into her GPS wizardry and realized what a great travel companion she makes.
What I like best about her is her calm voice when I take a wrong turn. Luckily she has not been programmed to say "You idiot, you missed the turn!" I'm grateful that she was programmed instead with grace, meeting all wrong turns with a simple "make a U-turn at the next block."
Siri simply re-routes you without the human fuss that usually surfaces when you're off course. Beyond that Siri is efficient and reliable and I find that I'm venturing off by myself more because I have complete faith in my trusty travel companion.
When I was GPS-less in Paris, I told my travel companions that there is no such thing as getting lost -- just delayed. Indeed, we were delayed on more than a few occasions, but the philosophy kept us courageous, true explorers.
With Siri I am even more adventuresome and I am no longer delayed. But beyond Siri's tactical skills is her programming genius when it comes to mistakes. We humans would be wise to emulate her ability to re-route someone with dignity.
If you consider the meaning of her name, Siri's grace makes sense. Siri is Norwegian and means "beautiful woman who leads you to victory."