Don't Blame Technology
Every time I miss a deadline, I blame a system crash -- and as a Windows user,
they usually buy it. When I was a teen, whenever my friends crashed their cars,
they always pointed to faulty brakes or a messed up steering system (it was
always messed up steering, but it was the idiot steering, not the steering mechanism!).
Well, in the great tradition of "My dog ate my homework," a South
Korean man blamed
an exploding cell phone for the death of a co-worker. Turns out the co-worker
was hit with a drilling truck. Maybe Phil Spector can use this one if he has
a second trial.
Fess up -- have you ever blamed technology for something that had a completely
unrelated explanation (like an out-of-control drilling truck)? Send me your
stories at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on 12/03/2007 at 1:15 PM