23 June 2006
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I postulate that the reason why GPS voices are predominantly female, drone-like and monotone is due to the influence of the Star Trek: TNG "Computer," circa 1987, whose voice was also female, drone-like and monotone.
I demur, if only because ST:TNG doesn't begin until 2364, and we already have GPS.
And really, almost all computerized voices, "male" or "female," are drone-like. Monotone, even. Suits me. I'm not ready for Eddie; he just doesn't seem Sirius.Posted at 6:44 PM to Dyssynergy