It was a year of fakers: fake degrees, fake demonstrations, even fake interviews. It seems the tech industry this past year has been awash in people who couldn't tell the truth -- or maybe wished the truth were something different.
We hadof what was a year ago one of the hottest companies on the Internet. We had a head scratcher of a that even the company's CEO seemed to think was a conundrum. And we have a system that's supposed to protect entrepreneurs that -- and not to put too fine a point on this -- has made the lives of many entrepreneurs a holy living hell and sent the industry's giants into a spiral of gazillion-dollar lawsuits.
We also had an executive who bowed out right after his professional crowning achievement, a startup with lots of sizzle and, and one that could never have lived up to the hype.
We present to you CNET's Tech Turkeys of 2012, a memorable list of gobblers, gaffes, and fibs. Enjoy your food.