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Laptop Rage accounts for 10% of damage April 21, 2009

Posted by baldricman in Tech.
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A recent study by the Ponemon Institute, has shown that a major cause of laptop damage is from our all too human anger and frustration being taken out on the poor little beasties. The study, entitled “Business Risk of a Lost Laptop”, drew opinions from 3100 IT pros in several countries; some of the more interesting results include:laptop_hammer_1

The British say only 6% is attributable to poorly-managed anger, with most of the damages due to improper care during travel.

The Yanks had rage up at 13% however, and perhaps most amusingly, more than half of it was apparently due to food and beverage spillages (*snort*)

Anyway, you can read a fuller article on the report over here.

Also, please be aware that the study is based on opinions, and not on hard data from support centres or anything like that.


1. 1Earth - April 21, 2009

I wonder what the breakdown of operating systems are for those who got enraged by their computers. I bet Windows Vista ranked pretty high…

baldricman - April 21, 2009

I think you might be on to something there 🙂
I also suspect the figures are much lower for those who own their own laptops…
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