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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Protect your Network from Stupid Users: Eleven IT horror stories

Fellow geek Oliver Rist, Senior contributing editor for the Infoworld magazine, pubbed this excellent article relating stories about dumb users who brought down catastrophes upon their network by the mean of mindless and stupid acts.

Dave Schultz related an incident in which he tagged a note to a network laser printer informing users that if print quality suffered enough to warrant a toner cartridge replacement, they should first “shake a few times to yield a few additional copies.” Schultz was later berated because a user suffered a work-related back injury by reading the note, then picking up the entire HP LaserJet 4000 and trying to shake the printer back and forth.

Everyone loves stupid users’ stories right? Unfortunatly, without these guys, a lot of us wouldn’t have a job.


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