Nobody says “please” or “thank you” to Alexa, writes Ken Gordon in The Atlantic. He worries that the ability to command a digital assistant is teaching his 13-year-old son to be bossy and rude. “Alexa, play Jeopardy!,” he might say—and his word is her command.
And that gives me pause. My wife and I have expended much time and energy ensuring that when Ari speaks, he does so respectfully and intelligently. But he can speak to Alexa without any consideration at all. “Please” or