A new study suggests that we spend five-and-a-half days each year waiting for slow computers, applications and files to load.
The research was conducted among PC and laptop users in the
The impact was perhaps worst for the gadgets themselves, with just under a fifth (17 percent) of those surveyed reporting that they took their frustration out on the hardware, thumping it or throwing it about.
Conducted by computer memory makers
The annoyance of this "digital downtime" has been put on a par with waiting for a boiler to be fixed.
Other stresses from the same list included waiting for a late bus or train (30 percent of respondents said this was the worst) and waiting for a non-reserved table at a restaurant (another 30 percent disliked this the most). - Independent
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