Which movie or TV show do you think has caused the most damage and confusion about how programming actually works?

For me it's Silicon Valley with their "Tabs VS Spaces" scene where the dev who advocates spaces actually hits the spacebar key 4 times manually.

(In reality no does that - everyone just hits the tab key and most Editors convert the tab into 2 or 4 spaces bars on your setting. In fact a vast majority of github repos use spaces - despite some of their devs now thinking "I use tabs")

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    I would say the movie "hackers" from 1995. If i remember it correctly they chased a hacker with pacman using a joystick (google joystick if you are under 30).

    But i guess no one even remembers that movie, so bad example.
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