Memorable tech troubles from ghosts of holidays past

Stories from the Off the Record archives show why this time of year can be memorable -- for all the wrong reasons

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Sometimes, what makes an IT experience most memorable are the circumstances surrounding it.

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This time of year in particular, with the hubbub of holidays and time changes, brings a different kind of hustle and bustle to life -- both inside and outside of the office -- and for one reason or another makes for some memorable tech predicaments, as the following stories from the Off the Record archives show.

Off the Record submissions

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