I’m no fan of Amazon’s Echo, nor other smart speaker devices. The idea of voluntarily installing a surveillance device in my home makes no sense as far as I’m concerned. However, this did not stop me from enjoying the video below, basically a parody of a late 1980s technology tv show about “the wonders of the world wide web.” It features a review of an amazing new product, Amazon’s Alexa, using state of the art 1988 technologies. First, it’s hilariously nostalgic for anyone who regularly used a computer during this time, and probably an eye opener for those who didn’t, given how differently (and slowly) things worked back then. I particularly like the new-fangled Amazon Music service, which downloads songs of your choice to cassette tape.