9 things that programmers know, but most people don't.

  • Digital content can never be moved, only copied.

 

  • You can never watch or listen to anything on the internet without having it copied to your computer first.

 

  • You cannot password protect a computer from someone who has physical access to it, only encryption works.

 

  • When you empty the trashcan, the files are not deleted.

 

  • When you format your hard drive, the files are not deleted.

 

  • Murphy was right.

 

  • Your desktop computer can run advanced programs for free that used to be available only to big companies for $100,000. Like Unix, virtual machines and SQL servers.

 

  • The Cloud simply means someone else’s computer.

 

  • That Office documents are actually ZIP files.

 

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