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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- A techie has a personal learning experience when responsible for backing up the company servers, including payroll. Lesson learned: It helps to read the manual.
- A contractor lands a job working on the code of an accounting project, makes a mistake, gathers his courage, and 'fesses up. Surprise, the boss thanks him for the screw-up.
- A network administrator finds himself in the midst of the embarrassing case of the missing network card.
- Oops! When overlooked, basic details cause major headaches for an unrelated business in this tech tale.
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