Vivi Deliciis - $2.3 Trillion for Anna-Train?
Dawn and I both have iPhones, but they're older models and we are admittedly milking these things for all they're worth. Dawn's is an iPhone 5, which dates back to sometime just after the Civil War, which doesn't explain why the speaker holes are filled with eggshell-hued paint but does explain why the battery has a life of around 19 minutes on a cold day. Mine is an iPhone 6S+, with a cracked screen and a battery life that is slightly better than Dawn's at around 32 minutes as long as I don't try to use it. We know what you're thinking - just go to Batteries Plus and have them put in a new aftermarket battery to extend the life! Been there, done that...I think I'm on battery #3 already. But all of that is beside the point, because today we want to post a quickie about what kind of voice dictation $2.3 trillion buys.
$2.3 trillion is the current market capitalization of Apple as of November 11, 2022. It is by far the most valuable publicly traded company in the world, and nobody can dispute the amazing impact their products have had on the lives of people across the world. But all is not sunshine and rainbows, especially if you work in the jewelry business and use the text app with voice dictation to communicate with customers. Here are some of the voice dictation translations that we get on a regular basis from our $2.3 trillion Apple iPhones, with our intention first and the result following:
Unsized ring = uncivilized ring
Hava ring = Halloween
Ametrine earrings = Anna Train earrings
Cleo pendant = clear pendant
Prasiolite = Praise the Light
Iolite = I Like Ike
Nouveau = New Vell
Anastasia = Amnesia
We could keep going, but you get the idea. To be clear, we're just having fun here - we're happy that we lived long enough to be able to see a world where we all walk around with computers in our pockets. Still, does anyone have any idea what a "vell" is, what city the Anna Train departs from, or what kind of market we might find for rings that cause a loss of memory?
We'd love to hear about your own voice dictation gremlins so please feel free to share below.