Websites That Talk To You

from the yet-another-reason-to-turn-off-your-speakers dept

According to this article, the next big thing is going to be websites that talk to you. We’ve discussed this before on Techdirt, and I think it’s a horrible idea. I don’t want my computer talking to me. If anything it will annoy me. However, according to the article, people think that consumers will really like it when web pages talk to them and will encourage them to spend more. Now… if a web page could understand me when I told it to “shut up”… that might be an interesting application.

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mhh5 says:

Wait and see...

My gut reaction is computers should not talk. Mostly because I can only imagine the worst implementations of the technology. But sometimes I actually do wish my computer had better vocal abilities…. However, I have a suggestion: computers should speak only when spoken to –until they’re mature enough to hold a good conversation. Call me old-fashioned, but I think computers that speak out of turn should be turned off w/o supper….

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