This article is a great list of tech concepts that are often misunderstood, even by the most tech-savvy. For example:
1. Why a cable Internet service provider’s (ISP) advertised speeds are not actually reality
While it’s attractive to see that ISPs advertise 10-15 megabits per second download speed, the reality is that you share the same network node as your neighbor (and neighborhood) when it comes to network logistics. So if you and 15 of your neighbors who have the same cable Internet provider are all online, that 10-15 mbps is split between each of you. What’s worse is that if one of your neighbors is downloading 24/7, then you’ll see reduced speed all the time. The highest chance of your network’s peak performance is late in the evening when everyone else is asleep.