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The Slice

Who knew we were building character?

I'm certainly not the first to say these interactive personal assistants that respond to voice commands are amazing.

The ability to request a song and instantly hear it played is frankly astonishing. Especially if you are old enough to remember endlessly scanning the dial of your transistor radio, hoping to eventually hear a favorite song.

Too bad parents back then didn't know what was coming in the future. They could have trotted out their favorite line.

"It's good for you to spend half an hour trying to find that song, it builds character."

And maybe it really did. But then again, you've got to like instant gratification.

"Alexa, play 'Revolution' by The Beatles."



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