Our Gadgets Wouldn't Like Us When We're Angry

Here's a comforting truth: The next time your gadgets make you angry enough to pout, stomp and scream, know that you're not alone. In fact, you're in the majority.

A recent survey by Harris Interactive showed that 60 per cent of Americans were driven to yell or swear at a gadget out of frustration. Which frankly seems a little low, given how many times a day I feel like this:

The condition is known as "Hourglass Syndrome", a term coined by Intel and loosely defined as the agony inherent in waiting for our gadgets to quit stalling. 62 per cent of us swear or yell, 29 per cent resort to physical abuse of mouses, and 24 per cent slap around our screens. Me? I'm in that 1 per cent that turns bright green and just breaks stuff. It may not be cost effective, but it sure is cathartic. [GigaOM]

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