I would suggest that computer frustration differs from normal frustration
in important ways.
is the experience of feeling limited or thwarted
in your efforts towards any particular end. It normallly has a number of physical (slow, cold sweat
of the chest, shortness of breath
) and psychological (racing thoughts
, violent fantasies
towards the thwarting party) symptoms.
Computer frustration, however, differs from the frustrations encountered in just about any other domain or endeavour. When a computer becomes the thwarting party, for whatever capricious reason
, the psychological symptoms become acute while the physical symptoms disappear, only to be replaced by an intense desire
to drink copious amounts of tequila
Or maybe spending 6 hours reinstalling an OS is just taking its toll on my psyche
Well, I'm off to find a replacement for Francine