For example, one statement I found fairly misguided is the following:
Math departments usually believe theI accept the constructive criticism that in computer science we perhaps publish too quickly, and too many incremental things. On the other hand, this conjecture has little to nothing to do with reality. For every Wiles, who spent essentially a decade on what is a very important result, there are probably 100 mathematicians who spent a decade on the problem getting essentially nowhere and publishing what in retrospect are worthless papers. And the implication that TCS is producing only a stream of worthless papers is fundamentally incorrect. The question is really whether the culture should be that a person works only on big problems with the goal of having a very small number of big results (say, 1) over their lifetime, or that a person helps the community make progress through smaller and quicker increments (as well as the occasional larger contribution). Given the important tie between TCS and real-world applications, there's a clear reason why the community has developed with a larger focus on small/quick progress, although as a community we are also supportive of people who want to work the other way as well. The phrasing of the conjecture is clever, but I actually think TCS progresses much better with the culture it has than the one Koblitz favors. (Just like sometimes fast local heuristics are much better than slow exact algorithms.)
Conjecture. For the development of mathematics it is better for someone to publish one excellent paper in n years than n nearly worthless papers in one year.
In certain other fields of science - including, unfortunately, computer science and cryptography - the analogous conjecture, while most likely true, is not widely believed.
Rather than just start a tirade against Koblitz, however, I think we'd be best off dissecting the article and understanding what aspects of the TCS culture has led to his opinions and, in many cases, misperceptions. We may find some things worth changing, either to improve our culture, or at least to present ourselves differently to other sciences.