Not an April Fools Joke
April 1, 2016
On 4/1/2004 I was doing tech support for Gateway Computers. This old guy calls me with an issue with the Hard Drive. He wanted to buy a replacement. He only had 1 day left in the warranty for support. He tells me he smashed it with a ball peon hammer. I asked the question of why. The guy got paranoid and said there was data like financial data on it that he wants to protect. Informed him that we provide a utility that can write 0s to the HDD destroying all data. He didn’t believe me. Informed him what he did wasn’t covered under the warranty so I sold him a new one.