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Alexa, what are you still doing here?

Sinead Ryan


 

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'I have no idea how Alexa's been passing the time, but every so often she announces, with the equivalent of an e-cough, that she's still here'

'I have no idea how Alexa's been passing the time, but every so often she announces, with the equivalent of an e-cough, that she's still here'

'I have no idea how Alexa's been passing the time, but every so often she announces, with the equivalent of an e-cough, that she's still here'

We got an Alexa for Christmas from somebody who clearly doesn't know us terribly well. Averse as I am to technology in general, and useless as we both are at anything requiring an internet connection and a modicum of engineering skill, we've more or less left her alone on the kitchen counter in an unspoken agreement to be 'cool with tech' and also 'clueless, actually'.

I have no idea how she's been passing the time, but every so often she announces, with the equivalent of an e-cough, that she's still here.

The array of blue lights will kick off and, randomly, bracing music will start up. Disconcerting, but we honestly can't be bothered to figure it out. Her taste isn't bad, as it happens.