Jason Snell asks John Siracusa to rule on the meaning of various words and concepts. It’s not just about robots anymore.

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“Chick Flick”

What is a “Chick Flick”? Let’s start off by taking apart the term itself.

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


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Marty the Supermarket Robot

In a rare topical episode, John and Jason discuss Marty, the tall, googly-eyed robot that may soon be roaming the aisles of a supermarket near you. Does Marty meet the Roomba test? Are the googly eyes fooling anyone?

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149

Simulated Universe

Is this real or are we in a video game? How can we tell the true nature of the universe?

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148

Hacker

Do hackers do good, or bad, or both?

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


147

Cult

“Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.”

Merry Christmas, everybody!

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146

GIF

Choosy mothers pronounce it differently.

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


145

Database

Where spreadsheets and databases collide.

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


144

Soup

“You haven’t done soup yet, have you?”

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143

Phones

Smartphones, dumb phones, feature phones, and computers in your pocket.

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


142

Toasters

Slot toasters, toaster ovens, and the definitions thereof.

John Siracusa and Jason Snell


141

Podcasting

What makes something a podcast? OMG, are we one?!

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