Monday, August 4, 2008

Research: Technology Makes Me Feel Dumb

Isn't technology supposed to make our lives easier? Clearly not according to a new UK survey result.

PSFK, reporting on the findings, said that "frustration over gadgets failing and being too confusing has IT rage ranking higher than road rage amongst survey participants."

Some other interesting stats are:
  • Three quarters of people have hurled a gadget in a fit of rage(73%) and the same number have admitted to swearing (75%) or losing their temper with their computer….
  • 81% of respondents say they wish technology was easier to understand and more than half (52%) found connecting devices more confusing than mortgages.
  • A stressed out 1 in 10 people say they’ve turned to alcohol to cope with technology meltdown, while a fifth of people admitted to simply turning off the gadget that has gone wrong and hoping it will fix itself.
  • 66% of people feel more angry when they lose their internet connection than when their football team loses an important match ( 6%)

via: Pocket Lint, PSFK