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IT Hall Of Shame, Part 2

Welcome back to our rogue's gallery of computer industry flops, frauds and foibles. In this installment, we're pleased to present ten more exhibits, from Y2K to the Pentium Bug, that prove the best laid plans of mice and men don't just go awry -- they lead straight to the IT Hall of Shame.
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These guys took the concept of offshore outsourcing a little too literally. Entrepreneurs David Cook and Roger Green in 2005 purportedly launched an outfit called SeaCode that would offer outsourced application development services from a boat moored off the California coast. The idea was to hire Indian workers who wouldn't be subject to U.S. immigration or minimum wage laws because the ship would literally be offshore. But after an initial press release, nothing much was ever heard from SeaCode, and many dismissed the initiative as a hoax -- though a website for the project remains online.

Further reading: IT Hall Of Shame, Part 1

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