I fully admit that the Amazon Echo is a product which may prove to be any number of bad things. On one end of the scale, it could just be a waste of money; something which gathers dust and is never used once the polish has worn off (I’m looking at you, Siri). On the other end, it could be what my wife predicts; the precursor to SkyNet and the a sign of the machines’ Judgement Day writ small.
However like all
good awesome foolish husbands and unapologetic geeks I preordered one anyway, taking the multi-month wait time in stride.
Today, the wait has ended. I received my Echo and it is (thus far at least) glorious.