November 7th, 2014
Amazon has this new tube-thing you can talk to called Echo. You can ask it questions by simply talking out loud. Similar to Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, or Google’s OK Google features.
I find the entire thing odd – though, perhaps as a first step beta thing it’ll be OK – but I found it most odd that the product is named Echo and you call it Alexa.
I’ve seen other people wonder if you can change its wake word from “Alexa.” If not, families with an Alexa in them are going to be pretty annoyed. Plus, if I can’t address it as “Computer” or “Jarvis,” I’ll be sorely disappointed.
I suppose the same could be said for families with people named Siri or Cortana. Siri, the name, is currently at an all-time high of popularity. Cortana, the name, is gaining ground quickly. I hope no one has any family members named Google. Though, I wouldn’t be surprised.
Moren can take Jarvis. I’d prefer HAL.