Computer Rage

By Caroline Agbayani

Have you ever felt like this?

If you have ever felt like knocking the life out of your computer, you have come to the right page!  Computer rage, whether it be a myth or reality, has become an epidemic that have infiltrated the minds and workplaces of people everywhere.  Doesn't it always happen when you have been working so hard on something and then...the screen freezes and you forgot to save your oh-so-precious work?  How about when you think you know what you're doing but the computer tells you different?  Welcome to the raging age of computers!  Before you throw that uncooperative computer out the window, read up on the epidemic of COMPUTER RAGE!

 


What's with all of this technological C.R.A.P.?

Click on C.R.A.P. stands for Computer Rage, Anxiety & Phobia for info

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C.R.A.P. has psychologists speculating because there are more and more people seeking therapy for help with computer rage and cyber-stress.  With rapid breakthroughs in technology, many people are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the information and technology (IT) age.  It is the lack of proper IT training and knowledge that contributes to computer users' impatience and intolerance of an uncooperative computer.  Many result to physically abusing their PC.  Furthermore, our lifestyles are growing increasingly dependent on computers which means that the problem could be exacerbated or tamed.

Consider the case of a 43-year-old Washington man who was so riled at his uncooperative home-office computer he grabbed his gun and did a Columbine High at the machine. He was promptly arrested for suspected assault against the PC.

Does this kind of violence require arrest and should computer users have ownership laws?  You be the judge!

 


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Are you part of the statistics?

Click on the yellow sign to find out some cyber statistics on computer rage!

 


 

Gauge Your Rage!

What about you?  How do you know if you suffer from PC rage? 

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Symantec's website is a fun and informative website about PC rage.  You can take a questionnaire and find out about your own PC rage.  The site also has a psychologist's point of view about why computer rage is escalating and what people can do to help their enraged behavior.  Symantec has some of the best PC rage stories around and research findings on computer rage around the world like Africa, the UK, and Australia. 

Some examples of what you'll gain from going to the website:

These results were taken from a survey in Australia

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Pretty interesting huh?   What are you waiting for?  Visit the website now!

Don't you feel better now that you know you are not the only one that has to put up with uncooperative computers?  The information and technology age has donned upon us and whether we like it or not, we have to face reality and cope with computer problems.  Fortunately, after reading the articles above, there are ways of combating cyber stress and computer rage.   Remember, a computer is only as good and effective as the person using it. 

 

More Links to Check Out:

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Report 2
Caroline's Home Page

 

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