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Do You Believe in Computer Myths?

Updated on March 12, 2012
Do you believe in any of these computer myths?
Do you believe in any of these computer myths?

These days it's hard to find a person who doesn't have a computer. All right, some people have cool MacBook Pros while some still use ancient desktops, but most people have at least one computer per household. But the fact that computers are so common nowadays doesn't mean that everybody understands the way they work. And that's how computer myths appear.

Nobody knows how exactly these myths appear, but a lot of them start spreading like wildfire. And soon you start getting articles where so-called experts refer to myths as if they were the truth. Luckily, most of these myths are absolutely harmless.

Do you believe in any computer myths? Watch the video to find out!

Find out more about most common computer myths

As you can see, only one of these myths turned out to be the real thing. And even so it only works in particular circumstances and helps you in a very particular way.

So, how to avoid believing in computer myths? Well, the best thing to do is learn more about the way computers work, how and why errors occur and what to do to fix them. When checking for fixes for particular computer problems, check reputable blogs and websites first. The best place to go is the Microsoft websites, including TechRepublic. Then check sites like MakeUseOf.com and Lifehacker.com. And only then browse forums, other blogs and Yahoo Answers. If you go to Yahoo Answers first, you risk reading a lot of myths and starting believing in them.

The best way to debunk computer myths is to learn more about computers

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    • Snurre profile imageAUTHOR

      Snurre 

      6 years ago

      LOL yeah that's funny! Thanks for reading and commenting!

    • Kathleen Cochran profile image

      Kathleen Cochran 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I always loved the cartoon of a person standing over their computer with a raised sledgehammer. The caption read: Hit any key to continue.

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