Yep, just like the Wright brothers' biplane, Marconi's radio, Ford's assembly line, Bell's telephone, etc. etc., ALL Duds! ...at least compared to what they eventually became. What Siri portends is a symbiosis the beta can't deliver, but its descendants will. I suggest, do a Rip van Winkle, and, when you wake up (if that happens), you might not be so disappointed.