Daily Archives: 2023-03-05

Academic urban legends (2014)

Source: Hacker News

Article note: These always give me a sad chuckle. I do a lot of computer history stuff, so I've spent ages hunting old publications and first-cause papers and such, and it's _shocking_ how often there are decades of propagation during which no one has seen the original source and the popular understanding attached to the reference has become corrupted.
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