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Re: fyi: Echo Dot (3rd Gen) just $8.98 @ Amazon
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2019, 12:22:43 PM »
Cheap Echos made me one of the lemmings supporting Amazon's bid to take over the world.

Before Cyber Monday, I had no Alexa devices. Now I have an Echo Hub and four Echo Dots to cover most of the rooms in the house.

We have lights that go on and off with a few words. Alexa (SHE) helpfully reminds me to reorder K-pods. SHE casually suggests that SHE can reorder them for me. Then, SHE tells me when they have been delivered. SHE can change the temperature in the house. The oven supports SHE, so I am in the process of connecting it to the internet, but I am not sure why. My wife was excited to find that our new refrigerator can be connected to SHE, but again, I don't know why. While we watch HBO's Watchmen, SHE allows us to ask her inane trivia, like: "How old is Jeremy Irons?" SHE is almost everywhere, listening to everything we say. 

And I used to think that "Big Brother" was the Government.  Turns out it is really "Big Sister," aka Amazon.
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