The Amazon Echo

Above: A cutaway image of the Echo from

Trinidadian blogger and currently US resident, Taran Rampersad of KnowProse writes about his first experiences with the Amazon Echo…

So, yes, I picked up an Amazon Echo and, generally speaking, I’m amazed at how much I like it. It’s not one of those passionate likes with a honeymoon phase, where it gives you what you want immediately for however short a time you want it. Instead, it’s more of a ‘comfortable jeans’ like. It just sort of fits for me

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About Mark Lyndersay

Mark Lyndersay is a writer and photographer based in Trinidad and Tobago. He writes editorial leaders for Guardian Media Limited, for whom he has written more than 1,300 since 2001, feature writing and reviews and his column, BitDepth, which has examined personal technology issues continuously over the last 20 years. As a photographer, he divides his time between commercial assignments and annual report photography and personal projects like Local Lives, which examines the backstory of life and culture in Trinidad and Tobago.

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  • Barry Sookhoo

    I’m guessing the fire TV stick will be the same. It sucks not having the benefits of amazon prime without using a dns blocker but has anyone tried Roku or Apple TV in Trinidad?

    • Look up Duane Boodasingh, he’s a major fan and user of Roku.

    • Taran Rampersad

      It falls down to Copyright Law, really, and that in turn gets into the larger Network Neutrality debate that so many ignore.

      What this does remind me of is the potential for the carterfone: