Ok, so I started working on campus at the SFA student IT department, aka The SHACK. We are a spin-off of the Campus IT Department, centered around keeping students computers running. Yeah, you know where I'm going already. Well, the spyware and stuff can get out of hand, and for some people it's just too much of a chore to have to keep up with. I can understand how some people who don't spend as much time on the computer as you or me, can get lost in all the latest news when it comes to smashing spyware and virii, but I digress.
Most students on campus have either Dell, HP, or eMachine computers. All of which pale in comparison to the rocking systems you can build for less money - not the point.
All of these manufacturers completely cover the front of their cases with sales stickers, each one saying something different, some listing the system specs, "$100 Cash Rebate!", "Built to run Windows XP!", and all sorts of other crap. Every computer that I'm looking at right now has an Intel Inside or AMD sticker and a WindowsXP logo stuck on the bottom corner.
All of these stickers are pointless! Why do all of these people leave these stickers on the front?! Some even leave the protective film on scratch-prone surfaces! I think computers are the only consumer item that is allowed to be covered with stickers at sale time, and left on until its worthless. Think about it, you don't see 1987 Buicks going down the road advertising it's sleek "Manual sunroof. automatic, A/C, 1.5%APR!" features with a giant sticker on the windshield! So why a computer?! You wouldn't dare leave those static-cling stickers on your monitor or television. "Look honey, it's a Sony 27" TV! Remember when we got it? It had that on the screen when we got it out of the box, and it's still there!"
Strip your computer! The Internet demands it!