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Hardware may be cheap or expensive, it does not make a lot of difference.

The key is whether you see your data, or your customers' data, as a precious thing that needs care and protection.

If you do, you make the best effort to select the right software, understand how it works, deploy it correctly and securely, etc. If you don't, you just slap together something that sort of works from the easiest-to-obtain parts, and concentrate on other things.

A lot of people don't care too much about their own personal data; some of them are developers, product managers, even CEOs.

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