The siren-loud noise of indie pop at 5 in the morning on a Saturday was not what I wanted at 5 in the morning on a Saturday. My 15-year-old son tends to sleep through his alarm, which is why he continues to raise the volume from time to time.
But why the alarm on a Saturday?
“Sometimes Alexa does that, Dad,” the kid said. “She just turns it on.”
Alexa is 2019’s version of the HAL 9000 from the 1968 film “2001,” first introduced in 2014. She’s the voice of the Amazon Echo, an electronic “i...