Crazy-but-true stories from tech's trenches

Readers share their professional tech experiences in InfoWorld's Off the Record blog

"Got amazing or amusing IT tales, lessons learned the hard way, or war stories from the tech trenches? Do you have a crazy-but-true tale about managing IT, developing apps, or supporting users?"

These are the questions we ask to get InfoWorld readers thinking about their personal adventures in IT. We then publish those stories in our Off the Record blog, keeping the writer anonymous. In the Comments section, readers react to the "been there, done that" aspect of the stories, and often weigh in with further insights.

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In May, the collection included a collection of stories about users' tech knowledge -- or lack thereof --  and a lesson learned in remembering to check even the tiniest detail.

We look forward to reading about your own IT experience. Send it to

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