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Are Your Bits Flipped? by Joe Kissell

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Other Books about Being Wrong

Although I’ve used words like misunderstanding and misconception in this book, let’s face it: those are just euphemisms for wrong. I didn’t think a book called Ways You Might Be Wrong about Technology sounded very appealing. Who likes being told they’re wrong?

But, in fact, I genuinely enjoy learning about ways I’ve been mistaken, because that means I get the chance to discard old, ineffective thinking with more-accurate mental models that will serve me better in the future.

Apparently I’m not alone. I’ve found lots and lots of books that aim to expose and clear up misconceptions of various kinds. I’ve read many of these—on topics such as economics, history, and psychology—and appreciated them immensely. If you’ve ...

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