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  1. Jazmac's Avatar
    First the gun issues is just silly. Next I asked my wife about the female voice issues. What she told me is this. The reason a female voice is used in most programs is because a woman voice is more soothing and comforting. Why is that? Because everybody has a mother. Hers is the first voice every human hears. This is biology people. What ever voice they chose and what ever name they give to the application it will be female. There could be a male voice option but the primary will be female.
    Agreed. I think I prefer a woman's voice.
    02-15-2014 06:07 PM
  2. ohgood's Avatar
    I do not believe Microsoft will call Fortuna, Cortana and here's why: the anti-gun lobby. I might not agree with their platform but they are growing and strong and associating a core technology/feature could spell disastrous for Microsoft. I think that is reason enough.

    In addition, Cormany is definitely geared towards men and this type of technology should be comfortable for me and women. If you notice all of the screen mock-ups feature a woman's form (understand, because Fortuna is female) but it is undoubtedly a sexualized concept, to some degree, even if unconsciously so. I think Windows Phone has done a better job appealing to women than Android - would love to see stats to see if my observation holds up. I hope Microsoft continues down a gender neutral path or at least one that allows customization for either,. As a woman, I hated the masculinity of there Droid devices but always wanted the cutting edge technology. I love the white Nokia phones because they feel less masculine to me without compromising the technology.

    I would imagine that these two reasons could be enough to sway Microsoft from using the name or images associated with Cortana.
    put a pink cover on it like 99% of the rest of the sensuous ones ?

    a suburban is 4-5000 lbs of not-feminine, but girls sure do like diving them
    02-15-2014 06:32 PM
  3. lcw731's Avatar
    Hummm had no idea "Cortana" had any association with anti (or pro) gun lobby, video games, or sexualizing women. Truth is if Microsoft wants to sell a lot of phones, people like me (I.e not gamer geeks) is who they should be targeting. If they can do that and still throw something out there for the gamer geeks, then they just scored a bonus. The OP is really reaching for a reason to bo offended at something, anything.

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    02-15-2014 06:56 PM
  4. smoledman's Avatar
    It will be called "Mary Jo Foley".
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    02-15-2014 11:04 PM
  5. ohgood's Avatar
    Hummm had no idea "Cortana" had any association with anti (or pro) gun lobby, video games, or sexualizing women. Truth is if Microsoft wants to sell a lot of phones, people like me (I.e not gamer geeks) is who they should be targeting. If they can do that and still throw something out there for the gamer geeks, then they just scored a bonus. The OP is really reaching for a reason to bo offended at something, anything.

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    agreed
    02-15-2014 11:51 PM
  6. KevinRobinson3's Avatar
    I do not believe Microsoft will call Fortuna, Cortana and here's why: the anti-gun lobby. I might not agree with their platform but they are growing and strong and associating a core technology/feature could spell disastrous for Microsoft. I think that is reason enough.
    From this I assume you are pro-gun? That explains a lot. What an utterly, utterly bizarre post.
    02-17-2014 01:06 AM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    This thread has run its course and is now off the rails. Therefore, it is closed.
    02-17-2014 01:22 AM
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