Robot or Not?

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

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 4m. Bisher sind 218 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 19 hours 41 minutes


recommended podcasts

episode 216: Grocery Robot Swarm

If robots at a grocery-store warehouse works in tandem, are they robots? If they have a hive mind, are they still robots?...



episode 215: A Criterion of Data

Singular or plural?...


 2021-08-16  5m

episode 214: Religious or Spiritual

When you see an org chart and money changes hands, your spirituality has become something else....


 2021-08-02  2m

episode 213: Daylight Saving Time

Should we really spring forward and fall back?...


 2021-07-19  6m

episode 212: Dishwasher

When do you run the dishwasher? Do you rinse the dishes first? And wouldn’t it be nice if our dishwashers were robots?...


 2021-07-05  9m

episode 211: Rules for Watching TV

Do you always start watching at the beginning? And do you have to watch till the end?...


 2021-06-21  8m

episode 210: Burrito, Part 2 (Qdoba v. Panera)

The strange case of the burrito sandwich....


 2021-06-07  4m

episode 209: Dog-Shaped Dogs

What is the shape of a dog?...


 2021-05-24  9m

episode 208: Self-Driving Cars, Part 2

Tim Cook thinks that self-driving cars are robots. Does John want to revisit his opinion?...


 2021-05-10  7m

episode 207: Pandemic Changes (or not)

Has the pandemic made John reconsider some of his previous rulings? (One guess.)...


 2021-04-27  2m