Because as likely as not someone – like my son – or perhaps not so nice – may come along and take it for their own purposes.
Yes my son and his mates go diving in roadside trash to salvage old computers, monitors and keypads etc.
And if you have photographs or personal information about yourself on that computer you might end up sharing it with someone who really – you don’t want it shared with.
Hugamuga deleted all of the files of this former year 12 female student, including folders of photographs, homework, and probably emails – we didn’t check – just wiped the hard drive.
So be safe – wipe your computer before dumping it – just in case.