Intel Talks Hourglass Syndrome ''Computer Rage''

As performance computer users, we hate to feel held back from accomplishing a task because our hardware is too slow. The little hourglass (or the spinning rainbow wheel) can sometime drive us insane when we perceive that we're able to work faster than our computers.

Intel cited a technology study conducted by Harris Interactive that revealed that 80 percent U.S. adults get frustrated waiting for their technology to load. Additionally, while waiting, just over half have done something in a manner inconsistent with their usual behavior.

In fact, 61 percent of U.S. adults admitted to yelling or cursing out loud when their technology can’t keep up with them, while others hit their computer mouse (29%) or banged on their computer screen and keyboard (24%).

Intel's taken this report's findings to push its new Core processors in some of the semi-humourous videos below.

Oh, and here's a bonus video that I remember from a much younger internet, before there were Flash-based video sharing sites.

Have you ever had your own fit of computer rage? Share your stories with us in the comments below!

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  • alhanelem
    lol on that last vid
  • VGKitov
    Well I usualy kick my PC when it freezes/boots, for no apparent reason, once I got so mad I managet to crack the front plastic of the case (don't worry it a 5 year old cheap case)

  • N.Broekhuijsen
    "ask your kids, if you have any..." :lol:

    But the last video was still the best by far!