I am enough of a nerd to admit this: if Cortana is the actual name of Microsoft’s personal data assistant, I want one. If it’s just the code name for the project, I will be disappointed.
I hear people talking to Siri on their iPhones all the time, but Siri doesn’t remind me of one of my favorite Xbox games. I want to have a brief moment of Halo fan-thrill every time I need to find out something.
“Cortana, find me a restaurant.”
“Cortana, what’s the weather like today?”
“Cortana, what’s the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?”
Is that dorky? Yes. Yes, it is.
Do I care? I still hold my hand out and pretend to be a Jedi every time I walk through an automatic door. You tell me.