Somehow the talk at the head coach’s breakfast during the NFL Annual Meeting got off course with New York Giants’ coach Tom Coughlin discussing his lack of appreciation and understanding of his iPhone.
At least the 68-year-old coach has a smartphone. However, when it comes to using this modern piece of genius technology, Coughlin admitted his grandchildren provide technical support and he does not trust the lady navigator in the GPS, Siri.
I don’t trust the lady in GPS, I don’t trust her, because they don’t send you the right way. I hit the button and I go ‘Park Ridge, New Jersey.’ And she comes back on, she’s giving me directions. So now I figure out where I am. I hit the thing and I said, ‘Thank you very much, I know exactly where I am now.’ And she comes back and says, ‘You don’t have to thank me.’ I swear to God that’s what she said. And then I couldn’t get her to shut up. Every turn. ‘Take a right here.’ I know where I am. I know where I am. I’m a block away from my house and she’s telling me where to go. I said, ‘I know where I’m going.’
Coughlin then went on to indicate that his grandchildren have to help him with this new technology called the smart phone.
If I don’t know how to do something, my 11-year-old grandson and 11-year-old granddaughter, they can do it.
Between Coughlin’s “hunt and peck” texting and auto spell, you have to wonder what kinds of cryptic text messages pop out of his iPhone.
At the very least, Coughlin is embracing the idea of using new technology. And don’t make fun, this could be you years from now.
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