Stupid user tricks 5: IT's weakest link

Flaming laptops, nosy mothers, and server racks sent tumbling down stairs -- seven more real-world tales of IT brain fail

By InfoWorld staff, InfoWorld |  Career, help desk

The mini hub, patch cables, and printer shared via direct network are all good. I haven't heard from the guy again, but if I do I'm bringing a polygraph and Dr. Phil.

Fallout: Several days of lost or impeded productivity that could have easily been avoided.

Moral: Users lie to IT staff. It's a fact of life. Take the time to get friendly with these folks and the likelihood of those instances goes way down.

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