I'm interested enough to follow your thread John, but so far, I am confused at all the options. An old buddy of mine used to say 'He who dies with the most toys wins', an I agree that you can never have too many geeky gadgets. So what else, other than respond to 'Hey Echo... was that 20 CCs or fluid ounces?' would the Echo do for you?
Video telephone call IF the person on the other end also has an echo show
shopping or to do list
play music or radio
probably more... mostly earning "points" from the wife
We're still considering whether or not to jump up to a Dot! (ha.)