Bottled messages date to about 310 B.C., in water current studies by Greek philosopher Theophrastus. In the sixteenth century, Queen Elizabeth I created an official position of “Uncorker of Ocean Bottles”. In the nineteenth century, literary works such as Edgar Allan Poe’s 1833 “MS. Found in a Bottle” and Charles Dickens’ 1860 “A Message from the Sea” inspired an enduring popular passion for sending bottled messages. In the year of 2017, Ocean Bottle, as an Alexa Skill, was launched in digital world on Amazon.
Here, you can Throw a drifting bottle with your message to the ocean. Or pick up drifting bottles from the ocean, and reply to the sender if you want. The person who picked up your bottle, or the sender who received your reply, can reply back. In this way, the conversations keep going.
How to use:
“ Alexa, open Ocean Bottle. ”
“ Alexa, ask Ocean Bottle to pick up a new bottle. ”
“ Alexa, ask Ocean Bottle to make a new bottle. ”
“ Alexa, ask Ocean Bottle to open reply. ”
To throw a new bottle to the ocean:
“ make a new bottle. ”
To pick up a bottle from the ocean:
“ pick up ”
To reply a message or a bottle you just picked up:
“ reply. ”
To put message in the bottle or reply, just say the message:
“ ( your message ) ”
Once you receive a reply from the other side of the ocean, you can reply the new message immediately:
“ reply ”
Or skip it for now to reply later as an old message, by saying:
“ next ”
1. You won’t pick up your own bottle.
2. You won’t pick up the same bottle twice.
3. Your reply to the bottle will be sent to the bottle maker, and they can reply back. In this way, the conversation will continue only between you two.