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elizabethv
elizabethv
8/31/2017 8:11:05 AM
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Re: Echo...
@afwriter - That's awesome that you were one of the first! I still have my doubts about the whole thing, but overall I enjoy it way more than I worry about it. And I'm told all of the time that we aren't supposed to let our fears run our life anyway, so I guess we're moving in the right direction. Though a required password before adding things to the list would be nice.... Scratch that, they'd hear the password and it would never matter anyway. I guess I'll just keep ignoring the desire for "cookies" on my grocery list.......

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elizabethv
elizabethv
8/31/2017 8:09:08 AM
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Re: Echo...
@Joe - if you've only ever sworn at digital voice assistants, I think you're ahead of the game. I swear at computers without any kind of voice assitant all the time. My mother-in-law created an entire language so she could swear at her sewing machine in front of the kids. Then her kids learned the language, and use it to swear in front of our kids. (I can't for the life of me get this language down.) I thinking swearing at inanimate objects is just something we tend to do, and I doubt kids today will be any different as they grow.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
8/30/2017 1:24:02 PM
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Re: Echo...
Yeah it really is the parents responsibility! Kids soak in everything and don't know the difference in communication a lot of the time.

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afwriter
afwriter
8/29/2017 10:18:15 AM
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Re: Echo...
Our household was one of the first couple thousand to have the Echo and my kids (and myself) are still trying to figure out all of Alexa's quirks. 

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afwriter
afwriter
8/29/2017 10:17:08 AM
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Re: Echo...
@Joe, Nothing is more frustrating than when the Echo either doesn't understand you are just won't listen. I have unplugged it a few times out of pure frustration. 

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
8/28/2017 4:36:17 PM
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Re: Echo...
@elizabethv: I don't use Alexa/Echo, but I've definitely sworn at/used inappropriate language at digital voice assistants when I've been frustrated that they can't understand me.

I'm not proud of that fact. It just is. ;)

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
8/28/2017 4:35:01 PM
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Re: Echo...
@elizabethv: Indeed. I'm much more concerned about what children are learning by how their parents or teachers may "boss them around" than about how children might "boss around" their toys.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
8/24/2017 9:36:56 AM
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Re: Echo...
@Joe - Teddy Ruxpin - that's a decent, and also quite humorous comparison to make. Talking toys have existed for a few decades now. I think a lot of people, particularly those without kids, are quick to discount just how much kids learn from observing. (It's INSANE!) So while they might spend some time bossing around an electronic device, assuming they also spend time with their parents and watch humans interact in other ways, most kids won't have any trouble at all. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
8/23/2017 9:08:50 AM
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Re: Echo...
@Ariella - That's crazy! I'm just going to go back to my typical response for things like this - that's where parenting needs to come in. You can't let your kids think the way they speak to "Echo" in my kids case, is the way they should speak to people. It's the responsibilty of the parent to correct that behaviour. And it's the responsibility of the parent to make sure kids can spell and have good grammar. Maybe that's why I home school? 

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Ariella
Ariella
8/18/2017 11:52:47 AM
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Re: Echo...
@Joe I'm glad it worked out for that person. One: that the job was retained, and Two: that they find the atmosphere a positive one.

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