This lie might be at its most nefarious when it's about Systems.

"An operating system is about bare metal performance!"

This Julliard-trained astrophysicist paired librarians and programmers in the 50s to create "software libraries" where librarians kept track of routines which programmers would then tape together. The thing the OS does now.

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Systems are about abstraction. And abstractions are about people. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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