Regarding the ‘preferred music service’ example, it’s a bit funny that Amazon is not extending the (Android/Palm) concept of ‘intents’ with simple fallback logic (“alexa, play me song X” can be handled by this list of three skill providers in preference order, so search the first and if it can’t play this song then fall back to searching the second).

Written by

Resident hypertext crank. Author of Big and Small Computing: Trajectories for the Future of Software. http://www.lord-enki.net

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store