Human or electronic, a hustle is a still a hustle. Wonder what the retention rate is for a single piece of information provided by one of these wizards in its audio presentation vs that which can be read at leisure in a book? Also wonder if, after hearing the specific answer, one will ask for more detailed info or if further research is more likely if one gets info from reading a reliable text?
Yeah, I’m going to rush out to buy and install a piece of equipment that spies on me and then tries to sell me stuff.
I had a discussion with a friend on gmail about photography. Within minutes I was inundated with ads for cameras and photography equipment.
BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING
I thought Alexa was ordering stuff without your permission.
Writing papers with several volumes of an encyclopedia open in front of me, notes on lined 3×5 index cards, and my trusty (and refillable) Papermate Profile ballpoint (all metal, and made in the USA). In the late 50’s, I went high-tech when my parents presented me with a Royal (manual) typewriter. That typewriter would still work if I could find ribbons for it. “Spellcheck” in those days was proof-reading with a good dictionary at hand, and quick communication was a land-line telephone or an “Air Mail” stamped letter. Oddly enough, nobody died from this.
I used to sell World Book during the summer when school was out. That wasn’t our opening line, but it’s the right idea. Though with only a babe in arms, I might have gone for the Childcraft. We had a Childcraft set when I was a toddler. It had a profound influence on me.
we let them in to spy on us
I shut my door on both of them. Last year, in an office raffle, I won an Amazon Echo Dot, and I gave it back- I’ve got no use for it; I’m perfectly capable of making my way to my computer to look up or order something, and then my computer doesn’t transmit everything it hears to the “home office”.
It’s snooping. Selling may be the point though.
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