Do you succumb to mouse rage?

Admit it: You've yelled at your monitor. Or at least mumbled a few choice words under your breath after a program crashed without saving any recent work. But you are not alone: Three out of five business users yell at their computers out of frustration, reports PCWorld.

A new survey by TrackVia found 17 percent of 350 users wanted to quit their jobs over software frustrations and another 17 percent wanted to quit because the software provided was inappropriate for their jobs. The survey also found that 61 percent of users thought they could create better applications if they had the proper software development skills. It should be noted that TrackVia, a software-as-a-service provider, helps users create their own apps.

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Reader comments

Tue, Jan 3, 2012 Dave

I'm with Pat, my "mouse rage" is always about what I'm reading, not the software. Of course, since I'm a software developer, I tend to be more forgiving of technical problems and see them as opportunities for improvement. Of course, that leads to more "mouse rage" when I'm not allowed to try to make those improvements!

Thu, Dec 22, 2011 Pat

My "mouse rage" tends to be when reading emails or looding at documents I've received. Not sure it counts when my frustration is because of the author of what I'm reading and not the application I'm using to read it.

Wed, Dec 21, 2011 Paul

I guess I'm not the only one but I tend to curse the incompetent engineers that designed the hardware/software. Occasionally maybe the purchasing limitations imposed on DoD. The poor equipment just happens to be the more immediate target available.

Wed, Dec 21, 2011

LOL, I thought this was going to be an article about the rodent problem in buildings not an inanimate object.

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