If you haven’t met Alexa don’t feel bad. Until a few days ago I didn’t know her either. I met her while visiting my friend Helen. We were enjoying a glass of fine when Helen suddenly called out,
“Alexa when do we have to leave for the movies?”
Confused I looked around to see who she was talking to, because I was under the impression we were alone, “Who are you talking to?”
“Oh, that’s Alexa, our Echo Speaker.” Helen answered.
“Echo Speaker?” What is that?”
Helen told me all about it and while she demonstrated it I felt I had been transferred to another planet. But no, I was right here on earth, and listening and looking in awe at the black cylinder on the table, I found out that by using nothing but your voice Alexa can help with tasks like:
- shop on-line
- create a to-do or shopping lists
- search the web
- dim or turn on the light
- get the weather report and so on and so on……..
These are just a few things Alexa can do. There is so much more; too much to tell you about here – besides I doubt that my explanation could do justice to this little miracle. But if you go on Amazon (yes, where else do we buy anything today?) you can find out all about it, and it might just tempt you to have Alexa as a friend too!
What about me? Did she become my friend? No! Yet, I do admit it’s a really cool idea and she could help me do many things, but this is where I have a problem. Being at an age when it is important to keep active and move, a device that will stop me from doing things myself is not what I need. So I will wait a few years!
By the way Alexa was named after the ancient library in Alexandria, Egypt – a tall order to follow indeed., but she seems to manage well.
And never forger – A Smile Changes Everything!