computer rage

computer rage2016-12-27T21:05:43+00:00

computer rage 

computer rage image from New Medical Terms

computer rage


Definition Computer rage is generally defined as outrage or extreme anger–e.g., including use of expletives, shouting at the monitor, hitting the CPU, keyboard or mouse–triggered by frustration with a computer (or other high-tech, difficult to use electronic device), which may be linked to software issues, including the employer’s information technology–IT policies or an unresponsive IT staff.

In a study presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference in Brighton (UK), J Chalton’s survey of 126 workers in enterprise found that 54% had been verbally aggressive and 40% had actually assaulted their assigned computer; most participants in the survey had  become angry at their system 3-4 times per month; 10% said it occurred more than 10 times/ month. The paper was presented on April Fool’s day 2009–but is no laughing matter

Synonyms Information technology rage, IT rage


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