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“IT Rage” Leads To Violence Against Gadgets

A new survey in the UK shows Information Technology rage is increasing as complex electronic gadgets dumbfound users. Frustration over gadgets failing...

Dan Gould
Dan Gould on August 1, 2008.

A new survey in the UK shows Information Technology rage is increasing as complex electronic gadgets dumbfound users. Frustration over gadgets failing and being too confusing has IT rage ranking higher than road rage amongst survey participants. The article does not reveal the ages of survey participants though. It would be interesting to see if age is a factor, or  if IT rage is happening across the board.

Pocket Lint reports:

Three quarters of people have hurled a gadget in a fit of rage(73%) and the same number have admitted to swearing (75%) or losing their temper with their computer….

A stressed out 1 in 10 people say they’ve turned to alcohol to cope with technology meltdown, while a fifth of people admitted to simply turning off the gadget that has gone wrong and hoping it will fix itself.

66% of people feel more angry when they lose their internet connection than when their football team loses an important match ( 6%)

[via Pocket Lint]

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Dan is an information omnivore, autodidact and creative generalist who has written for publications including the Huffington Post, Jaunted, PSFK.com and Time/CNN. Dan has also provided commentary on trends for media outlets such as Wired and Parade magazine.

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