John Siracusa and Merlin Mann try to figure out exactly how they got this way.



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#223: The Problem Is It’s Accurate

December 9th, 2023 · 82 minutes

Merlin's networking is not working, John continues to be vexed by UK speakers, and they both can't stop talking about the software and services that ostensibly exists to help them watch moving pictures on the TV.