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December 28, 2017

We all know Siri isn’t the brightest color in the crayon box.  (Really, Siri? That’s your answer?)  I swear she’s manned by someone in India.  I’ve tried using positive reinforcement when she gets it right (Good girl, Siri!) but she’s got a mind of her own and doesn’t respond in the least to praise, or for that matter cuss words.  Alexa, on the other hand, is a little more forthcoming.   Maybe it’s because she’s younger and has better hearing, or perhaps it’s that English is her first language.  But that girl’s a stubborn one—when she gets something in her head she really digs in her heels.

Did you say you wanted to hear Merle Haggard?  

No, I want to hear Meghan Trainor. 

Let me get this right.  You want to hear songs by Merle Haggard?

No, Alexa, I want to hear Meghan Trainor.

Shuffling Merle Haggard songs.

Still, I can’t believe I’m complaining.  It might take me a couple of exasperated tries but how cool is it to ask a question and get an up-to...

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