Chris Blattman draws attention to the myth of information technology in development. What interests me is why this particular myth (of ICT in development) still survives. Which leads me to wonder how many ideas in development research and practice are really myths that have simply refused to die; and why they have refused to die. Which in turn leads me to wonder how many ideas that are around today will be acknowledged as myths a few years from now. Or whether they would be acknowledged as myths at all.