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Some myths about computers

No one can deny that computers have enabled humans to do amazing things, like watch movies of the insides of our bodies, golf on the moon, and shrink the planet with a world-wide communication Net. And computers do keep getting faster and roomier. For about twenty years now, “Moore’s law” has held true, as every two or three years we’ve seen a tenfold improvement in computer capacity and speed. But factual reports of quantitative progress can easily slip into science fiction speculation, as has happened with the next three myths.