So last year I came into possession of an Amazon Dot…Alexa. It was a gift and not something I would probably purchase for myself. Since it was free, and easy to set up, I thought what the heck. Why not give it a shot. Now that I have it, I don’t know what to do with it. I listen to B-93 on iHeartRadio, I occasionally ask for weather reports, but other than that I have no clue.
We had this in our living room. My daughter loved to ask it “Alexa, how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.” She also liked asking Alexa to tell her knock knock jokes. As you could imagine, this tested the outer boundaries of my patience as a parent. I mean it was cute the first 10 times. My wife also did not like it in the house as she believes that this is a tool to further an evil agenda to get inside our home (I can’t blame her.) So now, it has been removed and sits in my office.
So what I really want to know is, what can this thing do? What are some of the cool things you’ve tried to do with Alexa? Is it anything other than a search engine? I can ask random stuff like “who was the 33rd president of the United States (Harry S Truman.) What can I do with this thing to make me feel like I have something cool. I also was given an Amazon Echo, but if I can’t make the little one work I don’t see a need to open the big one.
So anyways, this is how I decided to fill up my mandatory 300 word blog post today. If you have any info to help me out, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise it may become a very expensive drink coaster.