Alexa, Send The Time Machine To 1988

Wow, 80s Alexa has come along way since the last time we checked in on her. This Amazon thing might make a few bucks one day.

I feel like I’ve said this before with these videos, but that electronic voice is hideous. Yes, I’m aware that this is intentional. It just sticks out to me as a blind guy who grew up with all manner of shitty speech synthesis. I’m going to have to watch this again to catch a couple of the jokes near the end because even I can’t always understand it. What was the most underestimated song of the decade?

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  1. I feel like I’m using that old Merlin MSAgent program. And every time she slammed her space bar, I winced! And I think that song is something like “the computer did it by A G”? I turned on captions but I can’t catch it fast enough. the captions read like aj, but I can’t figure out how that would translate into what that hideous voice says.

    1. And was Merlin’s voice that shitty?  I never used it but I don’t remember it being quite like that when I heard yours.

      And the old clonkity keyboard makes me laugh every time it appears in these things.

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