cycloon wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:33 am
I don't really get the Assistant stuff. I suppose if you're out and about it's quicker than typing.
At home, however, I don't really understand what the appeal is other than time-saving to an almost anal degree. 'Lawks, I need to turn up the volume of the music, what a trial, this will surely scupper my evening's timetable'.
I expect people said the same about remote controls.
"When I was your age son, we had to walk to the TV, turn a knob, and sit down again. You kids don't know you're born."
The Echo in my bedroom is useful. I can turn the bed side lamp in and off, vary the brightness, ask it the time and use it as an alarm clock.
I don't know about the Google one, but I can say "Alexa, Wikipedia, Brexit (or something), and she reads it out. It's far faster than using a computer or tablet.