Talking Kindle

I flipped on my Kindle this morning as I usually do to automatically download my newspapers.

On the way to the train I heard a Siri-like voice coming from my backpack, but it was male.

At first I thought it was one of my two iPhones and then possibly my GPS which I take with me when I travel.


I dug and dug into I heard “Your New York Times Subscription.”. My Kindle was talking to me.

I wasn’t surprised Bezos snuck a voice guide in there. I was more surprised there was no heads up. That dude’s voice was annoying, the kind you hear on subways in New York.

I turned the voice off immediately and went on my way. Let the voice guide wars begin.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.