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The Matrix

Defocused 162: Disk Not Properly Ejected

A robot shrimp in your belly button.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm

Robot or Not? 50: The Matrix

Agents and Oracles and Architects from the “Matrix” trilogy.

John Siracusa and Jason Snell

The Incomparable 160: Super-Secret Sony MiniDiscs

Take the red pill and enter “The Matrix,” 1999’s influential sci-fi/action classic. Why does Morpheus talk like a fortune cookie? Is Keanu’s woodenness an asset or detriment? Was skeuomorphism the fall of man? And if we accept that living things can be used as batteries, why wouldn’t the machines just use cows? Grad students, we are about to blow your minds. Whoa.

Jason Snell with David J. Loehr, John Siracusa, Steve Lutz and Erika Ensign