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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 dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on December 03, 2007 at 11:52 AM


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