Monday, June 27, 2016


For his birthday, Mr. Rosenberg received an Amazon Alexa from his sister. Alexa can best be described as a black cylindrical talking robot that responds to voice commands, answers general questions, plays music, and I'm sure a lot of other things.

Bob: Alexa! Who is Mike Trout?

Alexa: Michael Nelson "Mike" Trout nicknamed the Millville Meteor is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball.

Bob: Alexa! Who was Jackie Robinson?

Alexa: Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson was an American Major League Baseball second baseman who became the first African American to play in the major leagues in the modern era.

Bob: Alexa! Who was Babe Ruth?

Alexa: George Herman Ruth Jr., better known as Babe Ruth, was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. 

Bob: Alexa! Who is Joc Pederson?

Me: Bob, you already know the answer to all of these questions. 

Bob: I just want to know if she does.


  1. I have an Echo, who I've chosen to call Alexa.
    I can listen to just about any music I want, most radio stations, and it will instantly update me on sports scores and weather, as well as entertain me by answering some really inane questions.
    It is easily as much fun as Siri

  2. I want one! Not sure if I want the kids to be able to talk to it though. I wonder if you can lock it down to only respond to one voice ...