Grumpy Old Geeks

Grumpy Old Geeks

Hosts Jason DeFillippo & Brian Schulmeister have over 40 years of professional website building experience between them. Every week they discuss what went wrong on the Internet and who's to blame.

"Sporting a nice balance of serious sensibilities, sarcastic cynicism, and downright funny moments, it’s a good case study of the realities of the online experience. " ~ Fast Company

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Recent Episodes

594: Underfinancialization

March 25, 2023

SVB & tech's transformation from innovation to financialization; Elon being Elon; SEC sues celebs for endorsing crypto; TikTok bans are complicated; it's all about the privacy rights, stupid; not everything needs an AI chatb…

593: This Is the Way

March 18, 2023

Back in the USA; a golden age of misinformation; podcast bros; the sky is blue & FIFA is corrupt; it's tough to be an AI ethicist; more Meta layoffs, pivoting away from the meta verse; NFTs taking their swan song, except for…

592: Ok, Doomer!

March 11, 2023

AI, Climate Doomerism & SolarPunks, oh my; GPT-4 is coming; don't plan your abortion on social media; Sam Bankman-Fried gets a flip-phone; Elon Musk, worst human of 2023; Tesla wheels coming off; researchers use AI to genera…

591: Universal Basic Ignorance

March 4, 2023

Prompt engineers; the hopes of generative AI; Universal Basic AI, at least for the privileged; FTX consequences coming in; AI images not copyrightable in the US; deepfake & AI hacks; more Twitter layoffs & unpaid bills; Jack…

590: A Zucker Born Every Minute

Feb. 25, 2023

CoinEx ex-USA; ChatGPT sendsyi Microsoft off the rails; AI beer; Section 230 & the Supreme Court; Tencent bails on the met averse; Temu; Amazon's hybrid work plan, One Medical rollout; Apple working on blood glucose tracking…

589: Goebbels in the Machine

Feb. 18, 2023

Elon's rampaging ego is ruining Twitter; AI isn't ready for prime time, gets rolled out anyway, with predictable results; what's bouncing around in Microsoft's neural networks that keeps making racist AI; self-flying fighter…