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The People Who Treat Their Roombas Like Family

‘Scoopy just kind of became like a very dumb third cat’

Illustration: Nata Metlukh

When you have a Roomba, you’re never really alone.

At least, that’s what I’ve heard. I don’t have a Roomba myself, which might seem surprising given my general enthusiasm for vacuums, but maybe that’s because I already have a pet: my dog, Gordo. He provides me with a…




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Angela Lashbrook

Angela Lashbrook

I’m a columnist for OneZero, where I write about the intersection of health & tech. Also seen at Elemental, The Atlantic, VICE, and Vox. Brooklyn, NY.

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