Alexa lasted 12 days in our house. I’m still using Apple stuff for everything, including carrying a fragile slab of glass into the kitchen — where the Echo is — for listening to things. My wife has only spoken to it to say “Alexa, STOP!!!

I’m returning them tomorrow.

Jon Mitchell

Writer and musician based in Los Angeles, CA. Author of In Real Life: Searching for Connection in High-Tech Times. Publisher at Burning Man. I like portals.