Plot your summer escape with these must-read tech tales

Before you hit the beach, check out these tech tales involving inept authority figures, red hot lovers, and bumbling users

It may be summer, but the daily grind of tech work does not let up. Fortunately, that same daily routine often makes for entertaining tech tales.

If you want to escape the demands of the workplace, even if only in your mind, check out these stories from InfoWorld's Off the Record -- cool drink and lounge chair optional. Included are tech tales of workplace follies, pompous managers brought down a peg, humorous misunderstandings, and illicit office affairs.

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And if you'd like to cash in on your IT experiences by publishing a story in the Off the Record blog, send it to offtherecord@infoworld.com. InfoWorld is looking for your amazing or amusing IT adventure, such as managing IT, developing apps, supporting users, colliding IT and business expectations, or even a lesson learned. If we publish it, we'll keep you anonymous and send you a $50 American Express gift cheque.

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