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 robot@theincomparable.com.

https://www.theincomparable.com/robot/

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 4m. Bisher sind 224 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 20 hours 9 minutes

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