Computer Usability – Need we say more?

Reuters, Tuesday July 17, 2007 2:35pm EDT (View article)

BERLIN (Reuters) – A German man who startled his neighbors when he hurled his computer out of the window in the middle of the night, was let off for disturbing the peace by police who sympathized with his technical frustrations.

Police in the northern city of Hanover said they would not press charges after responding to calls made by residents in an apartment block who were woken by a loud crash in the early hours of Saturday.

Officers found the street and pavement covered in electronic parts and discovered who the culprit was.

Asked what had driven him to the night-time outburst, the 51-year-old man said he had simply got annoyed with his computer.

“Who hasn’t felt like doing that?” said a police spokesman.

While escaping any official sanction the man was made to clear up the debris.

2 Responses to Computer Usability – Need we say more?

  1. Dr. Pete says:

    Any word on how U.S. authorities feel about that? My home office is right next to our 14th floor balcony, and the urge to throw my PC off of it strikes at least weekly 🙂

  2. Theo Mandel says:

    Good question….I’m sure this has happened in the US. I don’t know it there’s a law against throwing your computer out the window, as long as you don’t hurt people or property!!

    Anyone have a news article to post on this topic?

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