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Oh, The Tech Mistakes That I’ve Made

For more than seventeen years now, helping smart people get the most of technology products and services at work, at home, and everywhere in between has been my life’s work. People sometimes assume that I’m a role model when it comes to such matters. That’s tremendously flattering.

Often, though, I’m something at least as useful: An object lesson in what not to do. If there’s a tech-related mistake to be made, I’ve probably made it. Repeatedly, in some cases.

Avoiding my missteps isn’t a bad strategy for success with hardware, software, and the Web. Herewith, a few of the dumb things I’ve been known to do:

Whew! Strangely enough, I’m sort of proud of just how many tech mistakes I’ve managed to make over the years: If you’re not constantly boldly going where you’ve never gone before, you’re not learning. Or so I like to tell myself. If you prefer to learn from my mistakes rather than your own, I understand. And I suspect I’ll continue to make plenty of them on your behalf.

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