Seven Non-Myths


Another good post from Mark Guzdial, this one reporting on a CS education conference he’s attending. Among the talks was one summarizing seven non-myths about computing, i.e., things that people sometimes claim are myths, but which are actually true:

  1. Programming is boring.
  2. You have to sit in front of a computer all day.
  3. You have to work long hours.
  4. Programming is asocial.
  5. Programming is for those who think logically.
  6. Software is being outsourced.
  7. Programming is a well-paid profession.