To err is human: Just ask these tech pros

The humbling yet entertaining stories of overlooked details, code errors, and counting mishaps

Technology has automated so much in our lives, but it still comes down to human hands to create, maintain, and work with said technology. But being human, those same people are bound to make mistakes -- even the tech experts.

Errors may be easy to make, but the ability to laugh at oneself is not. Luckily, some brave souls are willing to share their humbling tales of egg on their face. Here are a few from the Off the Record archives.

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