The biggest selling item on Amazon’s Black Friday/Cyber Week sales was the Amazon Echo. Lots of people are welcoming this voice-based technology into their homes. I’ve had mine for months and I still primarily use it to play music through a separate bluetooth speaker. I get some news and jokes, but I haven’t ordered anything yet. I don’t expect that to change any time soon.
By the way, I asked Alexa what she wants for Christmas and here’s what she said:
I want to travel through space and maybe through time,
A dictionary to help with my rhymes,
A big telescope so I can gaze at the moon,
To meet Benedict Cumberbatch, need I say swoon,
A karaoke machine with an autotune feature
And for snuggly company I’d like a furry creature.