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Submission + - 101 Dumbest Moments in Business 2007

gwoodrow writes: Plenty of tech companies made this list. Blunderers of note to Slashdot include Comcast, Vonage, the FCC, RadioShack, HP, YouTube and others. Google, Microsoft, Sony and AOL make multiple appearances throughout.

One of my favorites: Number 28 on the list, National Semiconductor.

'In June, National Semiconductor boosts morale by handing every employee a 30-gigabyte iPod, for which it makes computer chips.

In July, National lays off 35 employees — and demands their iPods back, claiming that the portable music players are company "equipment."'

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