"For example, I don't read fiction. I want to read facts about things I can apply in a practical way."
After reading this sentence I was thinking that maybe thats one of problems with people in the , "Computer" world. There's a tendencey for 'computer' people to also be into Science Fiction and Fantasy. Maybe they read and think so much about fantasy that they don't see that the work they are doing today effects all of us tomorrow. Or that they will fix problem XYZ but not today, but in the next/future version.