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

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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% 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% of us swear or yell, 29% resort to physical abuse of mouses, and 24% slap around our screens. Me? I'm in that 1% that turns bright green and just breaks stuff. It may not be cost effect, but it sure is cathartic. [GigaOM]

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