We believe what we want to believe

by Volker Weber

I am sure, you have seen this with that:

Scientists from RAND Corporation have created this model to illustrate how a "home computer" could look in the year 2004. However the needed technology will not be economically feasible for the average home. Also the scientists readily admit that the computer will require not yet invented technology to actually work, but 50 years from now scientific progress is expected to solve these problems. With teletype interface and the Fortran language, the computer will be easy to use and only

You had no trouble believing that and found this particularly funny. Then how do you can explain that? Let's check the facts.

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Yeah, because why the heck would you need a steering wheel in a (home) computer?

This only adds to "don´t believe everything you see on the internet" plus the lack of journalistic ethic on some weblogs, meaning that you should check things first before publishing them, not just thinking that you´r source can´t be wrong - then, again, many newspapers don´t check too.

Adalbert Duda, 2004-12-12

I can’t open the “that” link, so apologies if this is the same, but I was amused that someone else got taken in...

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Ben Poole, 2004-12-12

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