Myths about Computers
In this one-hour presentation, I debunk some common myths about computers. I call these fallacies "myths" because for many of us the anecdotal evidence supporting them has achieved the fabulous otherworldly reality of historical sagas:
In the over half a century that computers have provided us with useful tools, their defining characteristics have become more and more complex, and to understand and use them most of us are obliged to accept as facts many unproven assertions.
As with religion and politics and economics, the oracles promoting those assertions have varied motives, often altruistic but sometimes selfish, and the myths that they sponsor should not be treated as scientific facts.