Johnny2Toes' Blog

Living with Alzheimers, Thoughts, Rants, Raves

I really don’t like hearing about this, that or the other product or service providing me with a better experience. Take driving for example. When I go to buy a new car, one of the things that the dealer feels is important to me is the driving experience. Really?? All I want or expect from a vehicle is getting from point A to point B in reasonable comfort and safety. That’s it, plain and simple. Another example, flying, a better travel experience. Another one, restaurants, a better dining experience. I could go on forever. Witnessing the birth of my kids and grand kids, those were truly some of the best experiences of my life.

Lately I’ve seen many ads for digital assistants. One commercial even states that we all love our digital assistants. I didn’t know what a digital assistant is, so I looked it up. I found all sorts of information, enough to make my head spin really. Just think, I could get one of these things, spend a ton of money to equip my house with all of the electric devices needed to lock my doors, dim the lights open/close my garage door remotely, and other such nonsense, just so I can be lazy and tell my digital assistant to do it for me. How convenient!

OK, now for my reality. Having some computerized device doing things I can do for myself is utter nonsense. How hard is it for me to lock my doors or flip a light switch? Plain laziness in my opinion. If I need to make a list of things I need from the store, I write it out. Remember writing? I’ve got a calendar in my office with important dates on it, birthdays, anniversaries, doctors appointments, and other things I need to remind myself of. When I feel the need to listen to music, I turn on the radio, or play some music on my stereo. If I’m wondering whats on TV, I use the guide provided by my satellite provider. No need to have some computer somewhere look it up for me. When I want to record some thing on my DVR, I set it myself, again, no need for a digital assistant.

I ask you, how lazy can we get???