Negative reactions to Amazon's new Dash smart button.
Hello and welcome to Terrifying Robot Dog! Episode one for Friday, April 10, 2015. I'm Jonathan Stark - and I'm Kelli Shaver - and we are here to talk about how technology is changing the way we interact with the world.
This week we discuss negative reactions to Amazon's new Dash smart button.
The day before April fools 2015, Amazon announced a new product called Dash Button. The reaction to Dash was swift and surprisingly negative.
We talk about:
- Are we really so lazy that we need this?
- It seems like a silly use of internet technology
- Accidental orders
- Bad for local businesses
- I don't want 50 ugly buttons stuck around my house.
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