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OK Google, write a humour column for me

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My friend bought me a Google Mini Assistant the other day. It’s about the size of a dinosaur egg — but like a velociraptor, not a brontosaurus (yes, I am the mother of a toddler boy — how did you know?).

The Google Assistant, like Alexa and Siri, puts a voice to your computer — and a personality. Sort of a likeable know-it-all.

When I received my Google Mini, instead of saying thank you like a normal person, I asked, “But like, what does it do?” I’d seen the commercials with the lady dancing around in her kitchen to Kokomo and wearing a beach shirt. None of that looked like a state that was remotely inviting. But as my friend set up the thing for me he explained that it could do stuff other than play lame music.

He showed off some of its capabilities.

“Ok Google, what’s the recipe for Greek chicken?” he shouted — teaching me two things: that it can search for food recipes, and that such a thing as Greek chicken exists.

I gave it a try and........

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