With an early cup of coffee, I often sit in my favorite chair and say, “Good morning, Alexa.” The voice from my Amazon Echo responds with its own good morning wish and some news headlines. The recent headlines have reminded me of lyrics from Hank Williams Jr.’s song “A Country Boy can Survive”: “…The interest is up and the stock market’s down and you only get mugged if you go downtown.”

However, along with the news, Alexa tells something specific about the day, gives the weather report, and closes with an historical event occurring on the date. Alexa brought back memories this week by recalling it was on Feb. 22, 1980, the underdog amateur U.S. hockey team defeated the four-time gold medalists and not-so-amateur Soviet team in what has been called one of the most dramatic upsets in all of sports history.