16. Keeping Your Bits from Being Flipped

It’s all ones and zeroes, baby. You just have to know which are which.
It’s all ones and zeroes, baby. You just have to know which are which.

Whether a misconception is due to a lack of information or experience, or a simple misunderstanding—the proverbial flipped bit—we all have a tendency to acquire and hold onto mistaken ideas about technology. I hope the foregoing chapters have cleared up some of them, but the question remains: how can you prevent further misconceptions from taking hold?

I wish I could immunize you against future bit-flipping, but that’s beyond my power. However, I can offer some advice, based on decades of experience, that should help most people form ...

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