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25 Aug 09 | Re: Illogical angry behaviour

From time to time, I’ve observed that people get angry with their computers. When they do, they tend to rave, rant, shout threats and shake their fists at the monitor. How unfair! All the decisions are made in the CPU, so it seems grossly unjust to take out frustrations on the poor monitor, which is merely relaying information it receives from elsewhere. If only irate people could realise this and direct their verbal attacks under the desk, perhaps they wouldn’t look so foolish.

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