I have a new assistant. We purchased the Amazon Echo after some thought and waiting for a sale. My needs from Alexa are simple, so I am happy. I just want her to tell me the time, the weather, make my to do and shopping list and play me some great tunes from my Amazon Prime music account. So far, so good. My kids want Alexa to play music for them, too. I have heard "Who Let the Dogs Out?" more times this week than I have heard it since it came out in 2000. I am just waiting for them to ask Alexa to add candy to our shopping list!