Link: To Siri, With Love. How One Boy With Autism Became BFF With Apple’s Siri.

It’s not that Gus doesn’t understand Siri’s not human. He does — intellectually. But like many autistic people I know, Gus feels that inanimate objects, while maybe not possessing souls, are worthy of our consideration. I realized this when he was 8, and I got him an iPod for his birthday. He listened to it only at home, with one exception. It always came with us on our visits to the Apple Store. Finally, I asked why. “So it can visit its friends,” he said.

Make sure you read through the whole article, it's well worth it if only to experience an emotional (and sort of cute) way of using technology.