Boring machines [podcast 71]

Boring machines, boring machines, boring machines, and more boring machines enliven this week’s Improbable Research podcast.

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This week, Marc Abrahams  — with dramatic readings by Chris Cotsapas — tells about:

  • Boring Machines—  Most, maybe all, of the boring machines featured in this week’s thrilling podcast are profiled, or at least mentioned in detail, in the special Boring Machines issue of our magazine (Annals of Improbable ResearchBoringMachines
  • You can find many boring machines by searching the files of the Unites States Patent Office. There are, of course, more boring machines in heaven and earth than are dreamt of by people who manage to obtain patents.

The mysterious John Schedler or the shadowy Bruce Petschek perhaps did the sound engineering this week.

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